Following the comparison between Linux and Windows 11 using AMD's recently released Ryzen 7 7800X3D, WSL2 was also tested against native Ubuntu. The performance was decent most of the time.
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Microsoft has revealed that hardware-based video acceleration is now available in Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). This change brings several performance and efficiency gains to WSL.
Microsoft has tapped the Linux distro Mariner as its host OS of choice to power Xbox storefronts across console, PC, mobile, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. It has successfully migrated PlayFab already.
WSL 2 distros are now supported on Windows Server 2022. Those who want to use them just need to install a recent KB update and install WSL 2 from a PowerShell window with admin privileges.
The Microsoft Store is now another distribution channel that users can utilize to install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on their Windows 11 machines. It will enable a faster update cadence.
Testing of Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) on Windows 11 shows competitive performance against Ubuntu 21.10 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. But, it also loses by a lot under certain scenarios.
Reports on GitHub suggest that the recent cumulative update for Windows 10 version 2004 is breaking Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2), which can be solved by uninstalling KB4571756.
Kali Linux recently released the Win-KeX desktop environment for WSL 2. Here's a quick guide on how to install it and Kali Linux from scratch and how to upgrade WSL 1 Kali Linux installations.
Microsoft announced that it is backporting WSL2 to Windows 10 versions 1903 and 1909. Cumulative updates are rolling out now to bump 1903 and 1909 builds to 18362.1049 and 18363.1049, respectively.
Microsoft today announced some new features that are coming to the Windows Subsystem for Linux, including support for GPU compute workloads & the ability to run GUI apps without a third-party server.
Microsoft made a number of announcements for its developer toolkit, including the first major update to the Windows Subsystem for Linux, Windows Terminal, an update for Windows UI Library, and more.