Canonical Releases "Ubuntu on Windows Community Preview"

Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 31 March 2021 at 12:00 PM EDT. 81 Comments
Canonical today announced the release of the "Ubuntu on Windows Community Preview" as a specialized build of Ubuntu catering to Microsoft's WSL2.

This community preview utilizes new image creation tooling , a new user setup utility that is run on first-run and based on their Subiquity installer, ubuntuwsl is integrated as their Ubuntu WSL command-line interface for configuring the distribution, and a new extension for integration with the Windows Terminal.

The community preview of Ubuntu on Windows is available via the Microsoft Store.

More details on the newly-released Ubuntu on Windows Community Preview for a bleeding-edge Ubuntu WSL experience can be found via the Ubuntu blog.
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