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  • WSL2 Reaching General Availability In Windows 10 v2004

    Phoronix: WSL2 Reaching General Availability In Windows 10 v2004

    Microsoft announced in their forthcoming Windows 10 Version 2004 update that Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2) will be entering general availability status...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ndows-10-v2004

  • #2
    Isn't strange, that Windows 2004 will be released 17 years after Windows 2003? :-)

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    • #3
      Can WSL2 run systemd yet?

      I'm not rewriting my unit files.

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      • #4
        Year of the Linux desktop :-D

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        • #5
          Thanks. I'll be sure to try WSL 2 VM in a Windows 10 v2004 VM on my Linux machine. Nested VMs for the win.

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          • #6
            Why it isn't vice versa? Linux would be primary/host OS, and windows would start as secured/sandboxed guest... For average professional user,... There's literally less than ten applications, which work only on windows, and are required (or are heavily better than alternatives) for work... So, why compromise Linux's security by running it within windows,...?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kravemir View Post
              Why it isn't vice versa? Linux would be primary/host OS, and windows would start as secured/sandboxed guest... For average professional user,... There's literally less than ten applications, which work only on windows, and are required (or are heavily better than alternatives) for work... So, why compromise Linux's security by running it within windows,...?
              Because it's Windows not Linux?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kravemir View Post
                Why it isn't vice versa?...
                VirtualBox?.`

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Britoid View Post
                  Can WSL2 run systemd yet?

                  I'm not rewriting my unit files.
                  running systemctl --version on WSL2 on my Windows PC outputs the following
                  Code:
                  $ systemctl --version
                  systemd 242 (242)
                  +PAM +AUDIT +SELINUX +IMA +APPARMOR +SMACK +SYSVINIT +UTMP +LIBCRYPTSETUP +GCRYPT +GNUTLS +ACL +XZ +LZ4 +SECCOMP +BLKID +ELFUTILS +KMOD +IDN2 -IDN +PCRE2 default-hierarchy=hybrid
                  so maybe that's a yes?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Britoid View Post
                    Can WSL2 run systemd yet?

                    I'm not rewriting my unit files.
                    The idea is that everything should just run -- WSL2 is a more-or-less regular kernel inside a lightweight VM, where as WSL1 was a translation layer between linux system calls and the windows kernel. That's why some lower-level Linux stuff (e.g. docker) didn't run in WSL1; WSL2 means to fix that.

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