Ubuntu Linux Is Now Supported on Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2

Canonical announced today that its popular Ubuntu Linux operating system is now fully supported on Microsoft’s second generation of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 was announced by Microsoft earlier today during its annual Microsoft Build conference, and it introduces a Linux kernel capable of providing the full set of functionality required for enterprise certification, as well as support for lightweight virtualisation, bringing Ubuntu on WSL to the same level as Azure and AzureStack’s capabilities.

“Performance optimisation of Ubuntu in Azure and WSL ensures total efficiency for enterprises developing new Linux applications on Microsoft platforms,” said Kiko Reis, Vice President Cloud at Canonical. “Our commitment to security updates for the full stack on any cloud or virtualisation extends naturally to this new WSL environment.”

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