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Old 06-14-2019, 12:25 PM   #1
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LXer: Hell freezing over? Microsoft releases its own Linux for Windows


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I told you Microsoft might be building its own Linux distro. They[he]#039[/he]re not there yet but this new Microsoft Linux kernel for Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 is a big step in that direction.

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Old 06-14-2019, 12:30 PM   #2
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This is purely to make working with Docker easier on Windows
 
Old 06-15-2019, 04:12 AM   #3
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The following note is important to fully understand the article:

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It will not be running under Windows per se. Instead it provides a Microsoft homebrew kernel for WSL. This includes Microsoft patches so WSL will work better with Windows. "These patches tune the resulting binary for use in WSL2 by improving launch times, reducing the memory footprint and curating a minimal set of supported devices. The result is a small, lightweight kernel that is purpose built for WSL2 to be a drop-in replacement" for WSL's original emulation architecture.
 
  


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