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Windows Subsystem for Linux Now Generally Available in Microsoft Store

November 30, 2022

Via: InfoQ

The Windows Subsystem for Linux has reached GA status in the Microsoft Store, adding support for Windows 10 in addition to Windows 11. Among the most notable features in WSL 1.0.0 are opt-in systemd support and the possibility of running Linux GUI applications on Windows 10.

WSL was originally included in Windows OSes as an optional component, known as “in-Windows” WSL, that users could activate to install and run a Linux distribution. WSL in the Store makes this process more straightforward and enables automatic updates and servicing without requiring a full OS update.

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