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Windows 10 has full support for Linux GUI applications



Microsoft a year ago, at the Build 2020 conference, announced improved support for Linux applications with a graphical interface: they can be run on Windows 10, and with GPU hardware acceleration. A year later, at the Build 2021 conference that began, the company announced the implementation of this feature.

As reported back then, support for Linux apps in Windows 10 came with the first generation of Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), but was selective and slow, and relied on a third-party solution. WSL2 was supposed to fix the shortcomings: there will be full support for applications with a graphical interface, for example, it will be possible to run two versions of Firefox – for Windows and for Linux, and GPU hardware acceleration.

Microsoft has now announced support for Linux graphical user interface (GUI) applications in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). WSL allows users to run Linux tools, utilities, and applications. The subsystem now also includes support for GUI applications. They work out of the box, allowing you to test, develop and run full Linux GUI applications on a Windows device without setting up a virtual machine.

As enthusiasts note, although Microsoft has announced a full-fledged launch, the feature is not yet available in stable builds for ordinary users. To join it, you must be a member of the Windows 10 Insider Preview testing program.

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