WSLconf: Microsoft is preparing a Linux conference in March (and I must confess I am curious)

Microsoft Linux Conference WSLconf

There was a time when Windows and Linux got along better. I still remember how easy it was to install Ubuntu with the Wubi installer, but changes introduced in Windows 8 meant that we had to go back to using Dualboot as we always had. Although it is also true that lately Microsoft is looking at the penguin a little more and proof of this is the WSL on which the WSLconf.

Microsoft announced that they are going to present a Linux conference. They're going to call it WSLconf 1, so it looks like it will be the first of many. The acronym comes from WSL + conf, which is "Conf (erence) on Windows Subsystem for Linux", a subsystem introduced just over three years ago that allows us to install and run the terminal of various Linux distributions within Windows 10.

WSLconf 1 will take place in March 2020

WSLconf will be a community-run event that anyone can attend for free, of course, if we're near the Microsoft Redmond campus. At the conference there will be presentations from the creators of Pengwin, Microsoft's WSL team, and the Ubuntu team at WSL by Canonical.

No further details have been revealed about what they will mention at the conference. The first version of WSL was released in August 2016 and is now available WSL 2, so we can think that WSL 3 will be presented among the next March 10-11. If this is the case, some of the new features that could include is the support for the "snap" command that allows us to manage Canonical's Snap packages.

On the other hand, and this is already thinking too much, WSL does not allow us to execute programs / commands that interact with the screen, so we cannot run programs with GUI nor, for example, record the desktop of our team with FFMPEG. What has come to my mind, and I admit that it would be a lot to ask, is that WSL 3 did allow us. What do you imagine they will mention to us at WSLconf 1 in March 2020?


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