Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 0.60.0 released


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  • Allow daemonized processes to continue running [GH 8161].
  • Re-enable packaged GPU libs by default and update DXCore library with bugfixes.
  • Use a bind mount for /etc/.X11-unix instead of a symlink so it can be mapped into containers [GH 8411].
  • Fix crash when wsl.exe --import is provided invalid arguments.
  • Ensure correct print order when running wsl.exe --update
  • Update Microsoft.WSLg to version 1.0.34
    • Fix memory use after free in OpenSSL code path (only with TCP/IP RDP connection).
    • Change RDP backend configuration and its name in wslgconfig.
    • Revert enabling pango fallback attribute explicitly as it should be enabled by default.
    • Hardening multi-threading task dispatch from FreeRDP virtual channel thread to wayland display thread.
    • Fix memory leak at rdprail-shell destruction.
    • Report correct marker window zorder to RDP client.
    • Add option to disable remoting window shadow area to RDP client.
    • Refactor rdprail-shell configuration and change its name in .wslgconfig.
    • Set default keyboard model to pc105 (follow changes in upstream).
    • Use glib’s key file API to parse .desktop file.


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mackie

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I don't really understand the purpose of this subsystem. When you run this, you are still under the control of the Windows OS..... right? You then have access to the generic Linux terminal and can enter Linux commands but you cannot bring up a full Linux distro like Ubuntu, Mint, etc. ..... right? So this subsystem is used primarily for what...... working with the basic Linux command line? Thanks in advance for any replies.
 

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WSL is a tool that allows developers, engineers, students, and those comfortable with the Linux, the same shell experience despite having to use Windows as the primary OS on their device. This gives uses a GNU/Linux environment where they can run most command line tools, apps and utilities directly on Windows without the overhead of running an entire virtual machine or a dualboot. When you work in a Unix/Linux environment, having access to tools such as find, awk, sed, and grep is super helpful, even when you are on Windows.

A great use of WSL is to run Docker natively on Linux without having to install Docker Desktop for Windows. I'm able to setup my environment on my windows machine and use the same tools, commands and such that I would use on my production linux machines at work.

It's really intended for developers and people who do system administration tasks for a living. It's not really intended for average enthusiasts to learn how to use Linux. A VM or dedicated machine would be better suited to that task.
 

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Thanks pparks1 for stating that clearly in your last paragraph. Always good to hear from experienced people on this forum.
 

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