Articles Tagged WSL

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Microsoft Makes it Easier to Install WSL on Windows 10

Microsoft is making it easier to install WSL on Windows 10 on systems where the feature isn't currently enabled. Fittingly: it now takes a single command.

17 June 2020

How to Install WSL 2 on Windows 10 May 2020 Update

If you want to try out the improved Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (aka WSL 2) included in the latest Windows update you’ll need to roll your sleeves up — but don’t worry: we cover […]

6 June 2020
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Microsoft’s Open Source Terminal App Hits Version 1.0

Microsoft's Windows Terminal app has hit version 1.0. The open source app is available to install on Windows 10 from the Microsoft Store and on GitHub.

19 May 2020

Hot Topic: Windows 10 is Getting Support for GUI Linux Apps

Dream of being able to run your favourite Linux apps on the Windows 10 desktop? Me neither, but Microsoft is going ahead and doing it anyway in WSL 2.

19 May 2020
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Ubuntu 20.04 is Now Available from the Microsoft Store

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is now available to download from the Microsoft Store on Windows 10, arriving just ahead of May 2020 Windows 10 feature update and WSL 2.

28 April 2020
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Windows 10 Will Let You Access WSL Files in File Explorer

Windows 10 is bringing integration with WSL files and folders to the file explorer app, making it easier to access WSL files in Windows 10.

9 April 2020
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WSL2 Lets You Install the Linux Kernel as a Windows Update

Good news for people keen to try out the (much improved) Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10, as Microsoft say the revamped version of the tech is nearing general release.

18 March 2020
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New Webpage Intros the Benefits to using Ubuntu and WSL on Windows 10

Interested in kicking the tyres on Ubuntu via Microsoft’s Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)? If so, a new web page has been added to the Ubuntu website to help get you started. Striking and well […]

16 March 2020

Canonical Sponsors WSLConf, Microsoft’s First Linux Conference

Canonical has announced it will be a ‘featured sponsor’ of WSLConf, taking place at Microsoft HQ in March next year. WSLConf is the first Linux-related conference to be hosted by Microsoft and, if you hadn’t […]

10 December 2019

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