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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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

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 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

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 ...