Now it will be easier to install WSL on Windows: just one command

WSL in Windows 10

I know that someone will be thinking the usual, that this news talks about Windows and this website is called Linux Addicts. True, but the article is about the Linux within Windows that Microsoft calls WSL or Windows Subsytem for Linux, and although I am not a big fan of the window system, you also have to report on software like this, one with which the company that Satya Nadella runs goes slowly but with good lyrics.

It has been a little over a year since it began to be run Linux applications with user interface in WSL. It was also a long time ago that Microsoft promised that installing or activating the Linux subsystem for Windows would be easier, and that time has arrived this weekend. Now a simple command is enough that you can run Command Prompt.

wsl.exe –install and we will have WSL

The first thing to keep in mind is that you have to have the version 2004 or later. If we have (or you have, because I no longer use Windows practically nothing) all the updates installed, the possibility must be there. Installing WSL from now on is as simple as:

  • We open the command prompt as administrator. I would prefer PowerShell, but the official info doesn't mention it.
  • We wrote wsl.exe --install. And that's it.

The command installs the subsystem and additionally Ubuntu as the default distribution next to the latest kernel of the device. With wsl -- update kernel can be updated. Ubuntu will appear after reboot. If you prefer another distribution, you just have to uninstall one and put another.

Personally and as I have already mentioned, I am not a fan of Windows, but at least they have this, to which will be added the support of Android applications in the future Windows 11. Perfect for those who have patience and support slowness Windows.


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