WSL DistroLauncher a tool for Windows users to use Gnu / Linux or for new Gnu / Linux users to use Windows?

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The news of the Linux subsystem for Windows has caught the attention of many users and made many users reconcile with Windows. But after several months and versions later, we can say that only four distributions are compatible with this subsystem, namely Ubuntu, Debian, OpenSUSE and Kali Linux.

The plans of many users, companies and even from Microsoft they were about to have hundreds of Gnu / Linux distributions compatible with this Subsystem in a short time., but they have not succeeded. That is why a tool called WSL DistroLauncher that will help us to have any Gnu / Linux distribution in Windows 10.

This tool is Free Software and will allow us to install any Gnu / Linux distribution on Windows 10 thanks to the Hyper-V virtualization that Windows 10 has. This tool can be obtained through the official Github repository. Once we have it installed and use it, we can make the installed distribution be uploaded to Microsoft Store so that other users can install it on their Windows 10. Thus, we can install Fedora and after installing it on our Windows 10, upload it to the Microsoft Store. But not everything is so easy and simple.

On the one hand, Microsoft has stated that it will be critical when approving the distributions sent. And on the other hand, using Hyper-V will make other virtualization services unusable due to the risk of blue screen. So we are facing a tool that was born in order to help companies and system administrators but that will ultimately be a headache for them and possibly cause many users to end up using Gnu / Linux instead of Windows. In any case, once again, Gnu / Linux proves to have a living community and to offer solutions that other proprietary operating systems do not offer, although in this case it is for a proprietary operating system.


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  1.   José Luis said

    Use Windows again ?, but what do you say colleague, no way, I have xubuntu on the desktop since 16.04 came out and fedora 27 Gnome on the laptop, on both computers without dual boot or anything, only Linux and I am delighted, zero problems , I'm not going back to Windows or jokingly. Greetings

  2.   xusof said

    Ah but that Windows is used for something more than Steam? First news