After installation, Linux requires configuration and systems administration.
Corporate systems need monitoring, backups, updates, as well as system and user management.
For this to work, an already working Windows Python installation on the system is required.
Depending on your Windows configuration, you may see warnings about "unsigned drivers" or similar.
In addition, Windows Installer 1.1 or higher must be present on your system.
This should be the case if you have all recent Windows updates installed.
In either case, this will display the installation welcome dialog and allow you to choose where to install Virtual Box to and which components to install.
Microsoft has come a long way since ex-CEO Steve Ballmer called Linux ' a cancer', softening its stance on open source to the extent that Windows 10 will soon run a selection of Linux software.
Future versions of Windows 10 will run the Bash shell, a command line interpreter that is available on many different Linux distributions, as well as Mac OS X.
Microsoft says Ubuntu software will run as fast in the Windows app as it does natively, thanks to a software subsystem for handling Linux system calls.