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posted by martyb on Sunday March 15 2020, @03:28AM   Printer-friendly
from the EEE? dept.

Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux is coming to all Windows 10 users (archive):

You won't have to be a tester to try Windows 10's new, built-in Linux kernel in the near future. Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 will be widely available when Windows 10 version 2004 arrives. You'll have to install it manually for a "few months" until an update adds automatic installs and updates, but that's a small price to pay if you want Linux and Windows to coexist in peace and harmony. It'll be easier to set up, at least -- the kernel will now be delivered through Windows Update instead of forcing you to install an entire Windows image.

Embrace, Extend... Excite!

Windows blog post.

Previously: Windows 10 Will Soon Ship with a Full, Open Source, GPLed Linux Kernel


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  • (Score: 3, Touché) by EEMac on Sunday March 15 2020, @11:37AM (4 children)

    by EEMac (6423) on Sunday March 15 2020, @11:37AM (#971538)

    Why is that a bad thing?

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by janrinok on Sunday March 15 2020, @01:49PM

    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Sunday March 15 2020, @01:49PM (#971554) Journal
    I don't think he did say it _was_ a bad thing - but it might still be a strategic error for MS as a company. If they become a linux distro why would people bother? Every other distro is free!
  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 15 2020, @02:08PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 15 2020, @02:08PM (#971560)

    SYSTEMD.DLL would be a whole new dimension of pain

    • (Score: 1) by khallow on Sunday March 15 2020, @03:53PM

      by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Sunday March 15 2020, @03:53PM (#971581) Journal
      Not at all. A few quick edits of Windows registryd's binary files will fix up any minor problems you might have.
    • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Monday March 16 2020, @03:14PM

      by DannyB (5839) on Monday March 16 2020, @03:14PM (#971903) Journal

      Maybe Microsoft will ban systemd from WSL ?

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      Reminder: March is National Procrastination Week.