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Windows Subsystem for Linux gets bleeding-edge Ubuntu


Microsoft has made its Store the home of Windows Subsystem for Linux (WLS).

"The Store version of WSL is now the default version of WSL" wrote Craig Loewen, a program manager for the Windows Developer Platform, in a Tuesday post.

"The in-Windows version of WSL will still receive critical bug fixes, but the Store version of WSL is where new features and functionality will be added," Loewen explained.

WSL is an app in the Microsoft Store that lets you run actual Linux that integrates directly into Windows

The Store version will even be the default for those using the wsl –install command from the terminal. Executing the command will automatically install the Store version of WSL. It will no longer enable the Windows Subsystem for Linux optional component, nor install the WSL kernel or WSLg MSI packages, as they are no longer needed .

Loewen admits that this is all a ...


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