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Canonical is preparing some festive fun for developers with a major release of its lightweight VM manager, Multipass. We took a look at the application at the start of the year, and came away impressed with Multipass as an alternative to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) under Windows 10 for those seeking some Linux …

  1. MJI Silver badge


    In the name of Korben Dallas?

    Or Leeloo.

    I love that film!

    1. Roger Kynaston Silver badge

      Re: Multipass

      Damn - beat me to it but I immediately had a vision of Mila Jovovich. Hard to believe that it was 22 years ago!

      1. MJI Silver badge
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        Re: Multipass

        I have had 4 copies.

        I sold my DVD to CEX of it to make some room at home, that replaced a tape copy recorded from a faultly layer change DVD.

        I now of course have the BluRay.

        1) Original faulty DVD.

        2) Copy on video tape, actually looked very good, used top end Sony VCR,and I mean really top end.

        3) Replacement DVD from publishers with working layer change.

        4) The Blu Ray




  3. georgezilla Silver badge

    Which, of course ...

    .... raises the question of what exactly the point is of Multipass?



    And now Multipass?

    Because it's not ours!

    And we know how well the first two worked out ( discontinued ).

    I guess when you don't remember history ( that you have repeated several times ) ......

    Oh well.

  4. cjcox

    WSL, Multipass, pretty different things

    WSL is a Windows specific way to run Linux under Windows.

    Multipass works across operating systems allowing different operating systems, using different native hypervisors to run Ubuntu easily.

    1. IGotOut Silver badge

      Re: WSL, Multipass, pretty different things

      Yeah.... I'm amazed that fact wasn't right there in the article.

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