Linux is arguably the most developer-friendly operating system. From automation to feature-rich text editors, I see Linux as a must for any programmer. Powerful and hackable Linux ecosystem and the huge community make finding solutions to common problems very trivial. If you need to use Windows for a variety of reasons, you are not out of options when it comes to using Linux. Over the years, I have tried a lot of different ways to enable Linux functionality on Windows, some are better than others but all of them have specific use cases.