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Full Linux Kernel Is Available In Windows 10 Via WSL 2

Full Linux Kernel Is Available In Windows 10 Via WSL 2

Insight: Full Linux Kernel Is Available In Windows 10 Via WSL 2

Microsoft love for Linux is getting stronger as full Linux kernel is available in Windows 10 via WSL 2. Microsoft has announced the availability of WSL 2.

Run the following command in powershell to install WSL 2 in Windows:

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName VirtualMachinePlatform

Full Linux Kernel Is Available In Windows 10

WSL 2 is a new version of the architecture in WSL that changes how Linux distros interact with Windows. WSL 2 has the primary goals of increasing file system performance and adding full system call compatibility. Each Linux distro can run as a WSL 1, or a WSL 2 distro and can be switched between at any time. WSL 2 is a major overhaul of the underlying architecture and uses virtualization technology and a Linux kernel to enable its new features.

One of the important and the biggest update in WSL 2 is a real (full) Linux kernel that ships with Windows 10.

Install your Linux Distribution of Choice

To download and install your preferred distro(s), you have three choices:

  1. Download and install from the Windows Store
  2. Download and install from the Command-Line/Script
  3. Download and manually unpack and install

List of available Linux distros are:



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