Microsoft announced today that Windows Subsystem for Linux is available to everyone in the Microsoft Store It can be installed by Windows 10 and 11 users.
Thanks to this new distribution model, users will install it through the store They will be able to enjoy faster updates And they will no longer have to install them via Windows Update, as was the case previously.
The Windows Subsystem for Linux is no longer primarily an optional component of the operating system, however A real app in itself With separate management also in terms of updates.
Microsoft has also accepted user requests and now those who own Windows 10 PCs will be able to install Linux GUI apps after updating WSL to the version on Microsoft Store.
Craig Lewin, Program Manager, Windows Developer, explained,With the arrival of Windows Subsystem for Linux in the Microsoft Store, we’ve unbranded the ‘Preview. It support systemd and GUI applications!“.
All details are available in Microsoft’s press release.