What is WSL?
lets developers run a GNU/Linux environment -- including most command-line tools, utilities, and applications -- directly on Windows, unmodified, without the overhead of a traditional virtual machine or dualboot setup.
WSL is a tool in the Operating Systems category of a tech stack.
Who uses WSL?
36 developers on StackShare have stated that they use WSL.
- Choose your favorite GNU/Linux distributions from the Microsoft Store
- Run common command-line tools such as grep, sed, awk, or other ELF-64 binaries
- Run Bash shell scripts and GNU/Linux command-line applications
- Invoke Windows applications using a Unix-like command-line shell
WSL Alternatives & Comparisons
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