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Microsoft is Adding Linux GUI app support to WSL

Microsoft is Adding Linux GUI app support to WSL

With release of Windows 10 Build 18917, Microsoft introduced WSL 2 to Insiders, the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2. It ships a real Linux kernel with Windows that will make full system call compatibility possible. WSL 2 is now a part of Windows 10 version 2004. Today, Microsoft has announced a number of improvements that are coming to the app.

WSL 2 Now Has Memory Reclaim Feature

WSL 2 Now Has Memory Reclaim Feature

With release of Windows 10 Build 18917, Microsoft introduced WSL 2 to Insiders, the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2. It ships a real Linux kernel with Windows that will make full system call compatibility possible. This is the first time a Linux kernel is shipped with Windows. Windows 10 build 19013 adds another great WSL 2 feature - Memory Reclaim, which allows the host system to re-use memory that is no longer needed by any Linux process.

WSL 2 is now available to Windows Insiders

WSL 2 is now available to Windows Insiders

With release of Windows 10 Build 18917, Microsoft introduced WSL 2 to Insiders, the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2. It ships a real Linux kernel with Windows that will make full system call compatibility possible. This is the first time a Linux kernel is shipped with Windows.

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Will Include Full Linux Kernel

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Will Include Full Linux Kernel

Microsoft today announced a new architecture for the Windows Subsystem for Linux: WSL 2. It will allow for dramatic file system performance increases, and full system call compatibility, meaning you can run more Linux apps in WSL 2 such as Docker.

List Available WSL Linux Distros in Windows 10

List Available WSL Linux Distros in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 build 18342 (19H1) and Windows 10 build 18836 (20H1), Microsoft added some new commands to the built-in wsl.exe tool. By using the new arguments, you can quickly list available distros in WSL Linux.