Using Windows Subsystem for Linux v2
Azure Weekly Update
Apr 24, 2023 1:00 PM

Using Windows Subsystem for Linux v2

by HubSite 365 about John Savill's [MVP]

Principal Cloud Solutions Architect

External YouTube Channel
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Dive into Linux on Windows with WSL!

Dive into Linux on Windows with WSL! Looking for content on a particular topic? Search the channel. If I have something it will be there!

In this Video

  • 00:00 - Introduction
  • 00:46 - WSL introduction
  • 01:17 - WSL architecture
  • 09:55 - How to install
  • 17:43 - Resource controls
  • 24:42 - Installing distributions
  • 38:14 - File system interactions
  • 44:23 - Systemd support
  • 45:13 - Graphical applications
  • 47:21 - Network redirection
  • 50:31 - Long running processes?
  • 52:31 - VS Code integration
  • 53:48 - Summary and close

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What is Linux WSL

Linux on Windows with WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) is a feature that allows you to run a Linux environment directly on a Windows operating system. It is a compatibility layer that provides an interface between Windows and Linux, allowing you to run Linux commands and applications natively on a Windows machine.

WSL allows you to install a full-fledged Linux distribution on your Windows machine, such as Ubuntu, Debian, or SUSE, and use it from within a Windows terminal. It enables you to work with Linux files, run Linux commands, and use Linux tools without having to switch between operating systems or virtual machines.

The WSL is built on top of the Windows kernel and uses a lightweight virtual machine to run the Linux environment. It provides access to the Linux file system, network, and processes, while integrating with Windows features like the Windows File Explorer and PowerShell.

Overall, WSL is a powerful tool that allows developers and system administrators to work seamlessly between Windows and Linux environments, enabling them to take advantage of the best features of both operating systems.

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