Arch Linux for WSL now [unofficially] 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. Arch Linux is yet another distro you can install starting today.

Add or Remove Sudo Users in WSL Linux in Windows 10

Continuing with my WSL coverage, I would like to share how to add or remove a user to the sudo group in a WSL Linux distro in order to allow or deny it from running commands and apps as root. This is applicable to newly added user accounts, as they have no sudo privileges out of the box. Also, we will see how to find which user accounts are already members of the sudo group.

Switch User in WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10

Each WSL Linux distro you have installed in Windows 10 contains its own set of user accounts. A WSL distro starts with its default user account that will be signed in automatically. It is possible to override the default user account and start a distro with a specific user account signed in by default. Also, you can switch between Linux user accounts without leaving your WSL session.

Update and Upgrade WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10

The ability to run Linux natively in Windows 10 is provided by the WSL feature. Windows 10 does not automatically update or upgrade the packages in a distro installed in WSL. This is a task that a WSL Linux user need to perform himself.

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