Microsoft Announces Linux Changes in the Latest Windows 10 Preview Build

Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 preview build to users enrolled in the Windows Insider program, this time announcing a series of changing that concern the Linux kernel.

Beginning with the May 2020 Update, or version 2004, Windows 10’s Windows Subsystem for Linux (which has reached the second generation with this feature update) features a Linux kernel, and today’s preview build comes with an important change.

Starting with this version, the Linux kernel is serviced via Windows Update, just like a native Windows component.

“We changed the servicing model for the Linux kernel inside of Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 distributions. This build includes this change to remove the Linux kernel from the Windows image, and instead have it be serviced via Microsoft Update, the same way that 3rd party drivers (like graphics, or touchpad drivers) are installed and updated on your machine today,” Microsoft explains.

In other words, Microsoft now promises smoother updat… (

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