New Linux Distro: Windows 10 2004?

Submitted by Scott Dowdle on Fri, 04/17/2020 - 11:18

You may have heard about WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) that has been available in Microsoft Windows 10 for a few releases now.  When Windows 10 2004 (that's yymm) goes GA, one of the new included features, although it isn't installed by default, is WSL2.  WSL2 actually uses a Linux kernel.  Windows having the ability to run the Linux kernel, to me, in a way at least, makes it a Linux distro. :)

If you are stuck on a Windows machine somewhere, WSL2 is a bit quicker to setup and use than a full virtual machine.  Here's a nice video that shows the differences between WSL and WSL2.