Microsoft has released an update to Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). The updated package includes version 4.19.128. The update is available for systems which have WSL enabled.
Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a feature of Windows 10 that is intended to be helpful for developers, mostly web developers, who can run native Linux daemons and binaries in a familiar environment. No virtual machines, and no remote servers are required when you have the Windows Subsystem for Linux enabled. Developers who prefer Windows 10 over alternative operating systems and over previous Windows versions are probably happy to have this tool in their arsenal. Initially, it supported only a single Linux distro - Ubuntu. Starting in Fall Creators Update, the user is be able to install other distros like the SUSE Linux family from the Microsoft Store.
It looks like the released package is the update for the WSL v1. Unfortunately, there is no change log provided for this patch.
Windows Insiders running Dev channel builds can activate WSL 2, which is a major update to the feature. WSL 2 is a new version of the architecture that powers the Windows Subsystem for Linux to run ELF64 Linux binaries on Windows. This new architecture changes how these Linux binaries interact with Windows and your computer’s hardware, but still provides the same user experience as in WSL 1 (the current widely available version).
WSL 2 uses the latest and greatest in virtualization technology to run its Linux kernel inside of a lightweight utility virtual machine (VM). However, WSL 2 will NOT be a traditional VM experience. When you think of a VM, you probably think of something that is slow to boot up, exists in a very isolated environment, consumes lots of computer resources and requires your time to manage it. WSL 2 does not have these attributes. It will still give the remarkable benefits of WSL 1: High levels of integration between Windows and Linux, extremely fast boot times, small resource footprint, and best of all will require no VM configuration or management.
Blog posts to check
- How To Install WSL2 Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 in Windows 10
- List Available WSL Linux Distros in Windows 10
- Remove User from WSL Linux in Windows 10
- Add or Remove Sudo Users in WSL Linux in Windows 10
- Remove User From WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10
- Add User to WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10
- Update and Upgrade WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10
- Run WSL Linux Distro as Specific User in Windows 10
- Reset and Unregister WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10
- Reset Password for WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10
- All Ways to Run WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10
- Set Default WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10
- Find Running WSL Linux Distros in Windows 10
- Terminate Running WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10
- Remove Linux from Navigation Pane in Windows 10
- Export and Import WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10
- Access WSL Linux Files from Windows 10
- Enable WSL in Windows 10
- Set Default User for WSL in Windows 10
- Windows 10 Build 18836 Shows WSL/Linux File System in File Explorer
Thanks to deskmodder.de.