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Windows Subsystem for Linux with GUI apps launches for Windows 10


Enlarge / The latest Microsoft Store version of the Windows Subsystem for Linux allows for graphical apps, systemd support, multiple distributions, and a lot of questions about whether you have three different options enabled on your Windows 10 system.

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The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), one of the best reasons to run Windows 11, is now also available to Windows 10 users. WSL dropped its "preview" label with a 1.0 release, offering its best features to Windows 10 users.

Getting the best version of WSL used to mean installing big, system-level Windows updates (including 11 itself). As part of its broader moving of key apps into its Store, Microsoft now offers the most feature-rich version of WSL. "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," Windows Developer Platform Program Manager ...


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