Microsoft announced today at the Build 2021 developer conference that support for running Linux GUI apps is now available via Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
@open_world
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As well as I am excited that people who are forced to use Windows have a better Linux experience, I’m afraid this is one step closer to complete vendor lock-in. Hopefully that won’t be the case.

Helix
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But why?

@Tabzlock
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Package a whole os instead of just a browser into your applications.

Elbullazul
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Run IDEs or GUI tools in Linux not available on Windows? Probably some research tools or uncommon software

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Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution (or distro for short).

Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.

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