These Are the New Windows Subsystem for Linux Features Available for Testing

Microsoft has released a new testing build to users enrolled in the Windows Insider program, and this time there are major improvements aimed at Linux users.

Windows 10 build 20150, which is now available for users in the Dev channel, further improves the Windows Subsystem for Linux support and adds new capabilities for testing.

First and foremost, it’s the GPU compute support for WSL 2, and today’s new build comes with support for NVIDIA CUDA.

To give this new feature a try, you need to be running this preview build with a WSL 2 distro installed, and obviously run the most recent Linux kernel. GPU drivers are also required to enable GPU computer support.

“Additionally, this will also support DirectML, which will empower students and beginners to use hardware accelerated training on the breadth of Windows hardware, across AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA GPUs,” Microsoft explains.

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