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Arch Linux on Windows allows one to use Arch Linux Terminal and run Arch Linux command line utilities including bash, ssh, git, pacman and many more. Note that Windows 10 S does not support running this app. This is not an official application of Microsoft or Arch Linux. Before installing Arch Linux on Windows or before the first run please open the Control Panel, visit Programs and Features' submenu Turn Windows features on or off and select Windows Subsystem for Linux. Click OK, reboot, and then your system is ready to run this app. Instead of the above steps You can set up your system by executing the following command in the Administrator PowerShell prompt: Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux When your system is ready simply start "archlinux" in cmd.exe or launch Arch Linux from the start menu. For more information about Windows Subsystem for Linux please visit:


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Developed by

Scott Xu

Release date


Approximate size

144.89 MB

Age rating

For all ages

This app can

Access all your files, peripheral devices, apps, programs and registry


Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

This product needs to be installed on your internal hard drive.

Language supported

English (United States)

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