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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, Interesting) by JoeMerchant on Sunday March 15 2020, @12:42PM

    by JoeMerchant (3937) on Sunday March 15 2020, @12:42PM (#971545)

    I'm thinking of three levels of frustration:

    1) The iPad-One, beyond impractical to upgrade or continue working with the App Store - abandon all hope, your shiny is dead.

    2) The Windows ecosystem, sure - it updates... somehow, sometimes - your shiny isn't completely dead after 2 years, but the work required to limp it along does grow considerably with age.

    3) The *nix ecosystem, your shiny takes an excessive amount of care and labor to get working in the first place, plus a fairly steady stream of effort as it ages, but it ages more gracefully than the alternatives.

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