It is possible to work with Ubuntu graphically on a vanilla Windows machine. No special drivers are required. No special Linux or Ubuntu support is required from the computer vendor.
Here are bash scripts to install everything:
The remaining scripts are all optional.
These bash scripts allow VNC to connect to a remote machine or to WSL on the local machine.
Packages and Programming Environments
Installation of various packages and programming environments follow.
Java Virtual Machine
I would like to install
wine to run a nice editor like Notepad++ and give it access to otherwise inaccessible paths, such as
Unfortunately, WSL only supports 64-bit programs, and 64-bit Wine has serious issues,
and 64-bit Wine relies on some 32-bit libraries.
So far I have been unable to make Wine work under WSL.
This overview provides a getting started experience once Wine is set up.