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Microsoft: WSL2’s Linux kernel will be delivered to Windows 10 users via Windows Update

March 13, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is expected to begin rolling out Windows 10 2004 (the Windows 10 20H1 feature update) any day now. One of that release’s biggest new features is the second version of the Windows Subsystem for Linux, WSL2. Just before release Microsoft is making a change to WSL2 that’s designed to improve its “serviceability,” officials said on March 13.

Specifically, Microsoft has decided to remove the Linux kernel from the Windows OS image with WSL2. Instead, the company will deliver it to users’ machines using Windows Update.

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