If your goal is to learn Linux and all you have is a Windows 10 machine, this post is for you.
You have to enable a feature called Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
As of writing this article, there is the new and improved WSL 2, but I will only cover WSL 1 in this post.
WSL 1 is simpler to enable, supported on more Windows 10 versions, and is perfect for getting you started with Linux ASAP.
WSL literally enables a bit-for-bit Linux to run natively on Windows without the overhead of a virtual machine.
You can install and run ALL of your favorite Linux utilites on Windows.
Enable WSL 1 on Windows 10
Install Ubuntu for WSL
Microsoft’s WSL Store: https://aka.ms/wslstore