Microsoft transforms Windows Subsystem for Linux into Windows 11 app

Updated:1 month, 2 weeks ago

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): American tech conglomerate Microsoft has transformed the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) into an app that people can simply download and install from the Microsoft Store on Windows 11. According to The Verge, a preview version of the app is available right now; allowing Windows 11 users to install Windows Subsystem for Linux without having to head into add or remove programs and selecting WSL as an optional inbox component for Windows. While there are no new changes with this Store app version just yet, it does mean that future updates can appear without needing to wait for a bigger Windows release or update. Microsoft didn't mention Windows 10 in its blog post, suggesting that users will need to update to benefit from the Microsoft Store app. It's good news for Windows 11 users though, especially those in enterprise environments where it often takes slightly longer to get the latest Windows versions. Microsoft will still support the inbox version of WSL so you can run them side by side, and aims to move Windows 11 users over to the Microsoft Store version eventually.

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