openSUSE-Leap-15-1 for WSL now available on Microsoft Store

If you are using the WSL feature in Windows 10 (formerly known as Bash On Ubuntu), you definitely know that you can install and run multiple Linux distros from Microsoft Store. openSUSE-Leap-15-1 is a new distro that can be downloaded and installed in WSL.

Debian Wsl2

The ability to run Linux natively in Windows 10 is provided by the WSL feature. WSL stands for Windows Subsystem for Linux, which initially, was limited to Ubuntu only. Modern versions of WSL allow installing and running multiple Linux distros from Microsoft Store.


Linux Distros Microsoft Store Windows 10

After enabling WSL, you can install various Linux versions from the Store. You can use the following links:

  1. Ubuntu
  2. openSUSE Leap
  3. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  4. Kali Linux for WSL
  5. Debian GNU/Linux

and more.

When you start a WSL distro for the first time, it opens a console window with a progress bar. After a moment of waiting, you will be prompted to type a new user account name, and its password. This account will be your default WSL user account that will be used to sign-in automatically every time you run the current distro. Also, it will be included in the 'sudo' group in order to allow it to run commands elevated (as root).

The upcoming WSL 2 version of the feature includes a true Linux kernel that will allow you to run more Linux apps along with performance improvements.

Microsoft today published openSUSE-Leap-15-1 on the Store.

OpenSuse Leap 15 1

The company describes the distro as follows.

openSUSE Leap 15.1 is the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) distribution for professional developers, system administrators, entrepreneurs and Independent Software Vendors.

Target Audience

Leap 15.1 is a great choice for:

- Corporate users in environments where Windows is mandated.

- Users of CygWin who would like to better mirror their Linux systems.

- System Administrators who would like native command-line UNIX tools such as rsync, tar, vim, grep, sed, awk, and so much more.

- Developers wanting to closely mirror Linux server environments without the overhead of a virtual machine.

- Users who would like to learn Linux without the additional complexity of setting up a dual-boot system or virtual machine.

To get openSUSE-Leap-15-1, enable WSL and visit the following Store page:

Get openSUSE-Leap-15-1

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

2 thoughts on “openSUSE-Leap-15-1 for WSL now available on Microsoft Store”

  1. You know, the whole idea of WSL was baffling to me until you published the target audience here. Thank you!

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