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April 21, 2021.

GUI app support on WSL

Audacidy Linux on Windows with WSL.

Audacidy Linux on Windows with WSL. © Microsoft.

Linux GUI apps now run on Windows 10! This exciting development in Microsoft’s Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) follows from last year’s addition of a full Linux kernel to Windows 10. WSL had thus far focused on enabling command line tools, utilities, and applications, so support for GUI applications is a logical outcome. To test Linux GUI apps on Windows, you will need to install the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21364 from the Dev Channel. Note that these versions are designed for developers and are not intended for the machines you rely on daily.

YouTube, “Introducing Linux GUI apps running on Windows using the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).”

Microsoft, Window Command Line, Craig Loewen, “The Initial Preview of GUI app support is now available for the Windows Subsystem for Linux.”



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