Under Mr. Nadera, Microsoft is embracing the Linux world in a more open manner, especially Windows Subsystem for Linux will be a priority for many years now and in the future . Following several major improvements announced Build the General Assembly this year, inIn the blog post released yesterday More details are brought to explore how to improve the WSL experience on the Windows 10 platform.
●WSL 2 Open to Windows 10Version 1903/1909
WSL 2 released with the Windows 10May 2020(20H1/Version 2004) feature update, in today's blog post confirmed that WSL 2 will be open to more users, Windows 10Version 1903/1909 feature update users can also use it.
Craig Loewen, project manager for windows developer platform, explained: "we've heard a lot of feedback from users who like to use WSL 2, and through this backward support, more windows users can use WSL 2. Customers running Windows 10 version 1903 / 1909 can now enjoy faster file system performance, 100% system call compatibility, and the ability to use the docker desktop based on wsl2 engine. ".
Support GUI application
Microsoft also announced earlier this year that WSL will support GUI applications, and now Loewen has revealed that work on this feature is nearing completion. In other words, you'll soon be able to run Linux applications in WSL with your own dedicated UI, making the overall experience feel more native. Microsoft demonstrated Microsoft teams running in WSL, so you can maintain productivity on WSL as well.
"WSL will support many different types of applications, including ides that run entirely in Linux environments," Loewen said. We've added a lot of appropriate and complete details, such as displaying Linux application icons in the taskbar, and supporting audio with microphone. ".
● support for wsl --install orders
At this year's build developer conference, Microsoft announced support for the WSL -- install command, which allows you to fully install WSL. Microsoft explained that it is gradually being introduced to users running Windows insider builds on their devices. More refinements will be available soon, so users will eventually be able to enable WSL on their devices and install specific distributions with a single command.
At the build conference, windows update can release the Linux kernel, which is now online. So the Linux kernel version can be automatically updated as soon as the windows operating system.
"You can better control your Linux kernel version and your version of windows so that you can keep it safe and secure while windows is up to date," Loewen continued. The new kernel version is no longer only for windows insiders. Now any device that has WSL enabled and has chosen to join Microsoft Update will automatically receive the latest kernel version. ".
Undoubtedly, all of these improvements show that Microsoft is working hard to improve the WSL experience, and all the updates announced by the company at the developer conference are now being phased out. Obviously, it's going to take a while before you're ready, but if you want to try out the new features ahead of time, the best way is to join the windows insider program directly.