Windows 10: Using Windows libraries from Ubuntu / Linux on Windows

Discus and support Using Windows libraries from Ubuntu / Linux on Windows in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I recently brought up Linux on Windows. I chose the Ubuntu distribution. It works well. Really well. Really fast. I'd like to write and build... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by margrave55, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. Using Windows libraries from Ubuntu / Linux on Windows


    I recently brought up Linux on Windows. I chose the Ubuntu distribution. It works well. Really well. Really fast.

    I'd like to write and build C-language programs in Linux, much the same as I did with Cygwin for many years.But I don't see the Windows header files and libraries needed for making calls to Windows core functions.

    This can be done in Visual Studio. But I don't have Visual Studio. I can't afford Visual Studio. I don't have time to learn Visual Studio.

    I just want use make, cc, and ld to compile and link some simple C-language programs.
    Programs that just happen to make calls to Windows libraries, such as GetFileAttributes( ).
    Is there a way?

    :)
     
    margrave55, Sep 28, 2019
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  2. xfire Win User

    College to teach Linux over windows

    I say you should start with Ubuntu or Xubuntu(lighter version of Ubuntu) and then if you need a smaller version of Linux, I suggest Puppy Linux.
     
    xfire, Sep 28, 2019
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  3. dazed554 Win User
    College to teach Linux over windows

    There would be no problem installing 64bit linux along side 32bit windows(I have done this several times).

    No, you do not need one of those special runs on windows versions. Any distro will do, personally I like Fedora and Ubuntu.

    I would suggest that before you install linux use vista's disk manager to shrink your vista partition and then during the linux install select the option to use the free space(I have always done it this way rather than messing with the vista partition in the linux install).
     
    dazed554, Sep 28, 2019
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Using Windows libraries from Ubuntu / Linux on Windows

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Sep 28, 2019
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