How can I ensure I'm running the linter?

I started the Python course a while back and then stopped. I’m wanting to restart and its not giving me the proper linting error help whenever I type in invalid code into VSCode. What I see under the red squiggly line is different than what shows in the “Getting Started - 7. Linting Python code” lesson. Is there a way to confirm I’m running the pylint extension properly or does it just show different because I’m using Windows?