Posted on Thursday April 7, 2016

Creating a Linux shell on a Windows box in 1 minute (or 7 lines of Powershell)

Through the magic of Vagrant (it works well with Linux, not so well with Windows thanks mainly to Windows), you can create a virtual Ubuntu machine on your Windows box in 7 commands:

Needs Chocolatey installed

choco install virtualbox -y
choco install vagrant -y
md c:\vagrant
cd c:\vagrant
vagrant init ubuntu/trusty64
vagrant up
vagrant ssh