At the request of the community, today Microsoft has made it possible download and install Kali Linux directly from the official Windows 10 store, this as part of the new feature "Linux Subsystem for Windows 10 ", which has to be activated if you want to run Linux on your PC.
Tara Raj, program manager mentioned that “The community expressed great interest in using Kali Linux to WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux), so we are happy to announce the inclusion of this unix system in the program."
How to run Kali Linux on Windows 10
To activate the Linux Subsystem feature for Windows 10, all you have to do is open the PowerShell as administrator and execute the following command:
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux
Once you do, you only need to restart your computer and go to the official Windows 10 store to download and install Kali Linux.
Of course you will have to have the latest Windows 10 update. Once Kali Linux is installed inside Windows you can start it from the start menu. A console will start immediately to complete the installation and start the system.
- Kali Linux (@kalilinux) March 5th 2018
Once you add your login details, you will be able to enjoy this great penetration testing and ethical hacking tool directly from Windows 10. In addition to Kali Linux You can also download and install Ubuntu and OpenSuSE through the same program.
Kali Linux is a very popular Debian-based Linux distribution that has a self-updating feature, which means that once you install it you will never have to update it. This system is created by the group OffensiveSecurity, a team of developers who previously created BackTrack, the first ethical hacking and penetration testing distribution that later gave way to Kali Linux.