WSL 2

Welcome to WSL 2

I’ve been waiting for Windows 10 to be ready to update, and receive WSL 2. Now it is here. Docker for Windows was nice enough to set-up with this automatically. I am setting up a fresh Ubuntu 20.04 install just now, to use with Windows Terminal.

I had enjoyed using WSL 1, and found it useful so far as it went. It was a bit slow, and not everything worked. WSL 2 takes a different approach, embedding a whole Linux kernel, instead of implementing a Linux kernel interface. I expect this to be very useful when working with Linux Docker images etc. Hopefully it will be more frictionless.

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