Microsoft WSL and the Year of the Linux Desktop

The second major update to Windows 10 will incorporate the ability to run 64-bit Linux programs. Actual Linux programs. Build a program on Ubuntu, have the ability to run it directly on Windows. No need to put in so much effort to port it over. Heavy work in defining or setting up a translation for Linux programs may decline for broad classes of open source software. Code written on and for Linux now has fewer barriers to execute on Windows. Perhaps Microsoft actually brings us closer to the Year of the Linux Desktop.


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