Microsoft Will Deliver Linux GUI App Support To Windows 10 With WSL2

published 19.05.2020 14:17

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Microsoft is putting the finishing touches on WSL2, which will be available as a separate download from Windows Update rather than being integrated into Windows 10 by default.

However, GUI support isn’t scheduled to arrive until later this year, likely with the Windows 10 Fall 2020 Update (or whatever Microsoft settles on for a name).

Not only will there be Linux GUI support baked in to Windows 10, but GPU hardware acceleration will also be supported.

That means that full GUI support for Linux apps is now coming to Windows 10.

WSL and WSL2 are aimed at developers and provide access to Bash and Linux command-line tools that can be run together alongside traditional Windows 10 apps.