Microsoft has simply launched a preview for Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) as a retailer utility for Windows 11 machines.
The firm explains that this is the first launch in its makes an attempt to make WSL as a decoupled app that may be put in and up to date from the Microsoft Store.
“Installing WSL through the store will allow you to get the latest WSL updates and features faster, and without needing to modify your Windows version,” wrote Craig Loewen, a Program Manager at Microsoft.
Don’t let the preview tag throw you off. In a FAQ type put up Loewen added that the launch isn’t a brand new model of WSL, and quite simply the first launch of the new supply mechanism to check the waters and iron out any points earlier than making the app usually accessible.
WSL on the Microsoft Store
In the put up Loewen explains that since its inception WSL has been supplied as an non-obligatory element inside Windows.
Secondly, the binaries that make up WSL’s logic in that non-obligatory element are a part of the Windows picture, and thus are serviced and up to date when the OS itself is.
Microsoft now hopes to alter these elements and provide WSL as an app that is separate from the Windows picture. Furthermore, similar to some other Store app, customers will have the ability to get updates to WSL independently of the OS.
“So now once new features like GUI app support, GPU compute, and Linux file system drive mounting are developed, tested and ready for a release you will get access to it right away on your machine without needing to update your entire Windows OS, or going to Windows Insider preview builds,” rounds off Loewen.