Articles Tagged WSL

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Microsoft Linux Conference Announced, Takes Place Next March

WSLConf is set to take place in March 2020 on Microsoft's campus. A community-led event, WSLConf will feature presentations and workshops.

11 September 2019
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Want Better Integration with Ubuntu on Windows Subsystem for Linux? Try This New Metapackage

A new meta-package available in Ubuntu helps the Linux distro integrate more closely with the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and Windows 10.

17 July 2019
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Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Now Available for Testing

Last month’s news that Microsoft is putting a real Linux kernel inside Windows 10 shocked and surprised — now the tech is ready for testing. Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (aka ‘WSL 2’) is rolling […]

13 June 2019
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Take a Closer Look at Windows Subsystem for Linux 2

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, aka WSL 2, attracted a lot of attention when announced earlier this week, and a new video from Microsoft offers a closer look. WSL 2 is the first version of […]

10 May 2019
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Must Read: Microsoft Put a Real Linux Kernel Inside Windows 10

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) sees Microsoft ship a real Linux kernel inside Windows 10 as part of its developer-focused feature set.

6 May 2019
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WSL Update Lets You Access Linux Files in Windows Explorer

Users of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) will finally be able to access Linux files from Windows’ Explorer. Microsoft confirms that the oft-requested ability to access the Linux file system from Windows will arrive as part of […]

19 February 2019
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Microsoft Adds More Features to Windows Subsystem for Linux

A slate of improvements to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) feature in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.  Microsoft has shared details on a number of key bug fixes and useful new features that WSL […]

6 November 2018
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Err, You Can Run Nautilus File Manager on Windows 10 [Video]

Y’know, maybe GNOME developers are right about needing to remove the desktop feature from Nautilus. Because, as you’ll see in the video below, GNOME Files (aka Nautilus, because I’m never not going to call it Nautilus) […]

23 January 2018

Windows Subsystem for Linux Exits Beta

The Windows Subsystem for Linux has graduated from beta, and will become a 'fully supported feature' in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

30 July 2017
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Ubuntu is now available on the Windows Store

Ubuntu is now available to install on Windows 10 as an "app", making it easier for developers to access their favourite Linux tools while working on Windows.

10 July 2017

Windows 10 S Won’t Let Users Install Linux Distros

Microsoft has confirmed that users of Windows 10 S, a feature-limited version on Windows 10, won't be able to install Linux distros from the Windows Store.

25 May 2017

Ubuntu, Fedora and OpenSUSE are Coming to the Windows Store

Ubuntu will soon be available to install from the Windows Store on Windows 10. Nope, I’m not drunk, and you’re not hallucinating. The news was announced by Microsoft’s Terry Myers at the software giant’s annual Build conference for […]

12 May 2017