Linux apps with GUI come to Windows 10, if you're an insider


Almost a year ago, Microsoft ad the goal of bringing GUI Linux applications to Windows Subsystem For Linux, better known as WSL. Some "lucky ones" were able to try it, but it was not until this afternoon that they made another announcement, specifically that what they have dubbed is now available to insiders. WSLg. Although they don't explain it in their article, the G is probably for GUI, which is the Graphical User Interface.

What yes They have said is that WSLg is a open source feature, and they have published the video demonstration that you have below these lines, where it opens software such as gedit, Audacity or Edge for Linux. When opening a Linux application with GUI, the logo for Tux, the Linux mascot, appears on the icon in the bottom panel.

WSLg is open source

Linux applications appear in the start menu and can also access the audio system, so it seems that in the future they will be able to be used complete Linux programs on Windows 10 thanks to WSLg. Linux IDEs can also be used, and support for hardware-accelerated 3D graphics is included.

This novelty is already available in the Windows 10 version Insider Preview Build 21364, but you have to keep something in mind: although it sounds good, and actually seems like an interesting function to me, it will never work as well as it does in a native Linux installation. It is true that WSL has become more fluid over time, but if you notice less speed when working only with the terminal, I do not even want to imagine the difference that there will be when an app with an interface is run on a modest computer.

But things as they are: if you have a good team, be able to use exclusive applications from other operating systems Even if they are virtualized it is something important, although I will never be a fan of the Microsoft system because of the bad feeling that its speed leaves me.

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  1.   Joseph said

    From TIMOSOFT I don't want ANYTHING.

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