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Windows Terminal, Console and Command-Line, Windows Subsystem for Linux, WSL

Windows Package Manager 1.0
Windows Package Manager 1.0
We started a journey to build a native package manager for Windows 10 when we announced the Windows Package Manager preview at Microsoft Build 2020. We released the project on GitHub as an open-source collaborative effort and the community engagement has been wonderful to experience! Here we are today at Microsoft Build 2021… We are excited...
Windows Terminal Preview 1.9 Release
Windows Terminal Preview 1.9 Release
Happy Microsoft Build 2021 and happy 2nd birthday to Windows Terminal! This release introduces version 1.9 to Windows Terminal Preview and migrates Windows Terminal to version 1.8. As always, you can install both builds from the Microsoft Store as well as from the GitHub releases page. Let's get into what's new! Default terminal You can now ...
Windows Package Manager v0.3 Preview
Windows Package Manager v0.3 Preview
We have been hard at work building new experimental features for the Windows Package Manager. We have just released the Windows Package Manager v0.3 Preview. I would like to share the first major feature to exit experimental status. I also have the privilege of announcing support for Group Policy. What's New Introducing Import I have been ...
The Initial Preview of GUI app support is now available for the Windows Subsystem for Linux
The Initial Preview of GUI app support is now available for the Windows Subsystem for Linux
A year ago at BUILD 2020 we introduced our goal to bring Linux GUI applications to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) to run Linux GUI applications. We are proud to announce the first preview of this highly anticipated and open source feature! We’ve given this feature the nickname: “WSLg”. Please check out the video below or keep ...
WSLg Architecture
WSLg Architecture
If you landed on this blog, you’ve probably seen our announcement for GUI applications support in the Windows Subsystem for Linux being available to Windows Insiders and looking for more details on how WSLg was built. If so, you’ve come to the right place! Be warned that this blog is fairly long and technical. We wanted to tell WSLg’s ...
Servicing the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2 Linux kernel
Servicing the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2 Linux kernel
Note: This blog post is co-authored by the awesome WSL dev Pierre Boulay. Thanks Pierre! 😊 We’ve just shipped the 5.10.16.3 WSL 2 Linux kernel version to Windows Insiders which brings exciting new changes: Support for the LUKS disk encryption, and some long-awaited bug fixes. We’d like to seize this opportunity to highlight these ...
Windows Terminal Preview 1.8 Release
Windows Terminal Preview 1.8 Release
Welcome back to another release of Windows Terminal! This release updates Windows Terminal Preview to version 1.8 and moves Windows Terminal to version 1.7. Both builds can be installed from the Microsoft Store as well as the GitHub releases page. Let's jump into what's new! Settings UI is default in stable The settings UI now ships inside ...
Windows Terminal Preview 1.7 Release
Windows Terminal Preview 1.7 Release
Welcome back to another release of Windows Terminal! This release migrates Windows Terminal to version 1.6, which includes all of the features from this previous blog post except for the settings UI. Windows Terminal Preview will move to version 1.7, which includes all of the features described below. You can install both Windows Terminal and ...
Windows Terminal Preview 1.6 Release
Windows Terminal Preview 1.6 Release
Welcome to our first Windows Terminal release of 2021! This release brings new features to Windows Terminal Preview version 1.6 as well as moves Windows Terminal to version 1.5, which includes the features from this previous blog post. You can download both versions from the Microsoft Store or from the GitHub releases page. Below are some of ...
Getting Started with Windows Terminal
Getting Started with Windows Terminal
Installation Windows Terminal is available in two different builds: Windows Terminal and Windows Terminal Preview. Both builds are available for download from the Microsoft Store and from the GitHub releases page. Requirements In order to run either Windows Terminal build, your machine must be on Windows 10 1903 or later. Windows Terminal ...