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New enterprise-grade security controls for the Windows Subsystem for Linux

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) has added new enterprise-oriented features that will help you deploy, monitor, and configure WSL safely within your organization's setting. Virtual Machine-based environments, like WSL, can be difficult to manage security for in enterprise business settings. We've listened to your feedback and have ...

D3D12 GPU Video acceleration in the Windows Subsystem for Linux now available!

Introduction In DirectX ❤ Linux - DirectX Developer Blog we wrote about DXCore & D3D12 support on WSLg and described OpenGL & OpenCL support by adding a D3D12 backend to Mesa 3D, allowing such 3D and compute workloads to be offloaded to the GPU. To extend the types of workloads that we can accelerate with the GPU in WSLg, we also ...

The Windows Subsystem for Linux in the Microsoft Store is now generally available on Windows 10 and 11

Today the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in the Microsoft Store is dropping its “Preview” label and becomes generally available with our latest release! We are also making the Store version of WSL the default for new users who run and easily upgradeable by running for existing users. Using the Store version of WSL allows you to get ...

Systemd support is now available in WSL!

Systemd support is now available in WSL! The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) can now run systemd inside of your WSL distros, empowering you to do more with your Linux workflows on your Windows machine. This post will cover: For a summary, check out the video below: What is systemd? What can you do with it? From systemd.io : ...

Windows Terminal Preview 1.16 Release

The Windows Terminal team is back with another release for you! This release introduces version 1.16 to Windows Terminal Preview and updates Windows Terminal to version 1.15 with these new features. As always, you can install Windows Terminal and Windows Terminal Preview from the Microsoft Store, from the GitHub releases page, or by using ...

Windows Terminal Preview 1.15 Release

Welcome back to another Windows Terminal release! This release updates Windows Terminal to version 1.14 and includes all of the features from this previous blog post. Additionally, Windows Terminal Preview is getting an update to version 1.15 and will include all the features detailed here. As always, you can install Windows Terminal and ...