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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 15 2020, @12:26PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 15 2020, @12:26PM (#971541)

    What does the new kernel shim give me

    Choice ?

    Choice is good, right ? Isn't that what you geeks keep repeating day in and day out ?

  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Monday March 16 2020, @03:11PM

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Monday March 16 2020, @03:11PM (#971901) Journal

    I CHOOSE NOT to run Windows. (Except at work, where someone else is responsible for maintaining it.)

    People who think Republicans wouldn't dare destroy Social Security or Medicare should ask women about Roe v Wade.