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Windows Subsystem for Linux for Windows 11 is on the Microsoft Store now


Microsoft has just released a preview for Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) as a store application for Windows 11 machines.

The company explains that this is the first release in its attempts to make WSL as a decoupled app that can be installed and updated from the Microsoft Store.

“Installing WSL through the store will allow you to get the latest WSL updates and features faster, and without needing to modify your Windows version,” wrote Craig Loewen, a Program Manager at Microsoft.

Don’t let the preview tag throw you off. In a FAQ style post Loewen added that the release isn’t a new version of WSL, and rather just the first release of the new delivery mechanism to test the waters ...


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