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

Windows Terminal Preview 1.5 Release
Windows Terminal Preview 1.5 Release
We're back with another Windows Terminal release! Windows Terminal has moved to version 1.4 and includes the features described in the 1.4 release blog post. Windows Terminal Preview has moved to version 1.5 and includes the features described below. You can download both versions from the Microsoft Store or from the GitHub releases page. Let'...
Distro installation added to WSL –install in Windows 10 insiders preview build 20246
Distro installation added to WSL –install in Windows 10 insiders preview build 20246
We've added automatic distro installation to wsl --install in Windows 10 insiders preview build 20246! This means that installing WSL is now easier than ever, as now when you run wsl --install all the necessary components that you need for WSL will be automatically enabled, including your specific Linux distro of choice. How to use this new ...
Windows Terminal Tips and Tricks
Windows Terminal Tips and Tricks
Windows Terminal comes with a lot of features that allow you to customize it and interact with it in a way that feels most comfortable to you. Let's run through some tips and tricks that could help you set up your terminal in a way that's perfect for you. At the time of this blog post, Windows Terminal is on version 1.3 and Windows Terminal ...
What’s new in the Windows Subsystem for Linux – September 2020
What’s new in the Windows Subsystem for Linux – September 2020
This blog post highlights the WSL updates being made over the past few months, in addition to some sneak previews of our upcoming features and future plans. WSL 2 support is now available in Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909 We've heard feedback on how many users have enjoyed using WSL 2 and have made WSL 2 available to more Windows ...
Windows Terminal Preview 1.4 Release
Windows Terminal Preview 1.4 Release
Welcome to another release of Windows Terminal Preview and Windows Terminal! Windows Terminal Preview is now on version 1.4 and will have the new features listed below. Windows Terminal has moved to version 1.3 and will have all the features from our previous preview release. You can download both of these builds from the Microsoft Store as ...
Windows Package Manager Preview (v0.2.2521)
Windows Package Manager Preview (v0.2.2521)
We have been humbled by all the positive support for the Windows Package Manager. You have taken us from zero to over one thousand packages in six months. This is an amazing start to the beginning of an open Windows catalog. Thank you! Our newest feature is support for installing Apps from the Microsoft Store. Yes, you read that correctly. ...
Access Linux filesystems in Windows and WSL 2
Access Linux filesystems in Windows and WSL 2
Starting with Windows Insiders preview build 20211, WSL 2 will be offering a new feature: wsl --mount. This new parameter allows a physical disk to be attached and mounted inside WSL 2, which enables you to access filesystems that aren’t natively supported by Windows (such as ext4). So, if you’re dual booting with Windows & Linux ...
Building Windows Terminal with WinUI
Building Windows Terminal with WinUI
WinUI and Windows Terminal have a strong relationship that goes back to the origins of Windows Terminal. This blog post goes into the history and architecture of how these two technologies came together. History The history of WinUI and Windows Terminal goes back to December 2017. This was around the time the first prototyping of the ...
Windows Terminal Preview 1.3 Release
Windows Terminal Preview 1.3 Release
We are back with another release for Windows Terminal and Windows Terminal Preview! This release adds all of the 1.2 features into Windows Terminal and introduces new features described below for Windows Terminal Preview 1.3. Both builds of Windows Terminal can be installed from the Microsoft Store or from the GitHub releases page. Let's check...