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Windows Subsystem for Linux

Windows Subsystem for Linux
Bash running on Windows 10
Bash running on Windows 10
Other namesWSL
Initial releaseAugust 2, 2016 (2016-08-02)
Stable release
WSL 2 / June 12, 2019 (2019-06-12)[1]
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
PredecessorWindows Services for UNIX
TypeCompatibility layer, Virtualization
Websiteblogs.msdn.microsoft.com/wsl/ Edit this on Wikidata

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a compatibility layer for running Linux binary executables (in ELF format) natively on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019.

In May 2019, WSL 2 was announced,[2] introducing important changes such as a real Linux kernel,[3] through a subset of Hyper-V features. Since June 2019, WSL 2 is available to the Windows 10 customers through the Windows Insider program, including the Home edition.[4]

  1. ^ Craig Loewen (12 June 2019). "WSL 2 is now available in Windows Insiders". Windows Command Line.
  2. ^ Craig Loewen (6 May 2019). "Announcing WSL 2". Windows Command Line Tools For Developers.
  3. ^ mscraigloewen. "About WSL 2". docs.microsoft.com.
  4. ^ "WSL 2 Post BUILD FAQ". Windows Command Line Tools For Developers. 14 May 2019.

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