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Windows Server 2022 now supports Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, as long as you don't mind installing a preview patch. Less than a week after users posted glum comments such as: "I don't think it's going to happen," it did, with the news coming from Microsoft Program Manager Craig Loewen last night. WSL 2 distros are now …

  1. 1752

    But what we really want to know is have they updated the emoticons?

  2. katrinab Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    How does this compare with running Debian or Ubuntu in Hyper-V?

    1. damocles

      Huge Improvement

      So much better than Debian/Ubuntu under Hyper-V. There's no Hyper-V or systemd


      1. pip25

        Re: Huge Improvement

        Actually, WSL2 still uses Hyper-V under the hood, it's just less obvious to the user.

      2. cardich

        Re: Huge Improvement

        Do you mean Debian/Ubuntu is much better under WSL2? But, as far as I know, systemd is not available under WSL2. Am I missing something?

  3. FlamingDeath Silver badge



  4. GidaBrasti

    Comptetition for Gnome?

    Desperate to sell Windows licenses?

    Admitting that Windows is just a, bloated, windows manager is not far away now.

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