WLinux, the First Paid-for Linux Distro for Windows 10, Goes On Sale on Microsoft Store

puddingebola shares a report: WLinux is a $20 open-source, Debian-based distribution, designed to run on Windows 10’s Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). The WSL allows Windows 10 to run various GNU/Linux distros inside Windows as Microsoft Store apps, providing access to Ubuntu, openSUSE, Debian, Fedora, Kali Linux, and others. The WSL has disadvantages over a running a dedicated GNU/Linux system. For example, there’s no official support for desktop environments or graphical applications, and I/O performance bottlenecks, but it is being improved over time. The developers of WLinux describe it as a “fast Linux terminal environment for developers”, saying it is the first distribution to be “pre-configured and optimized to run specifically on Windows Subsystem for Linux”. Announcing WLinux’s availability, Microsoft program manager Tara Raj, called out the wlinux-setup tool, “which allows users to easily set up common developer toolchains, and removes unsupported features like systemd.”

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