7) Type wsl --set-default-version 2 which will set your default subsystem version to WSL 2. The actual speed increase will depend on which app you’re running and how it is interacting with the file system. “We’ve optimized the information you hear with Narrator when navigating a table using table navigation commands. WSL 2 does not have these attributes. According to this Microsoft dev blog from March 13th 2020, "WSL2 will soon be officially available as part of Windows 10, version 2004". Some of the WSL team is available via Twitter to help with general questions. This pop-up will close itself in a few moments. By default this will be handled entirely by Windows, just like regular updates on your machine. "Richard Stallman vs. Canonical's CEO: 'Will Microsoft Love Linux to Death? You'll see more details posted on the command line blog or on Twitter by WSL team members. Microsoft announced that Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) will be generally available in Windows 10, version 2004. For more information, see our Privacy Statement. We’re looking forwards to seeing speed comparisons from the community when we release! min read. Microsoft/WSL", "A Look At The Windows 10 October 2018 Update Performance With WSL", "The WSL Improvements In The Windows 10 October 2018 Update", "What's new for WSL in Insiders Preview Build 18945", "A Deep Dive Into How WSL Allows Windows to Access Linux Files", "VirtFS—A virtualization aware File System pass-through", "Should We Worry Microsoft Will 'Embrace, Extend, and Extinguish' Linux? In initial builds we will ship version 4.19 of the kernel. To summarize: while WSL 2 does use a VM, it will be managed and run behind the scenes leaving you with the same user experience as WSL 1. We’re investigating an issue where some users are reporting that File Explorer search is rendering in an unexpectedly small area and clicking it results in a crash. The same is true for VMware. In this podcast recorded at QCon San Francisco 2019, Shane Hastie, lead editor for culture & methods, spoke to Antoine Patton on Holistic Ed-tech and Diversity, learning to code while in prison and founding a non-profit to teach people of color how to code. We will service this Linux kernel through Windows updates, which means you will get the latest security fixes and kernel improvements without needing to manage it yourself. Release details Initial builds of WSL 2 will be available through the Windows insider program by the end of June 2019. Fortunately, you don't need to update to Insiders to be able to try out the Terminal, Windows build 18362 (19H1) should be … He further mentions that unzipping tarbars could see a 20 times performance increase. However, the most exciting addition in this release is undoubtedly WSL 2. Try running: explorer.exe /in your bash shell and see what happens) which will make this transition significantly easier. If you install builds from the Fast ring and switch to either the Slow ring or the Release Preview ring, optional content such as enabling developer mode will fail. We have also made it possible for Windows apps to access the Linux root file system (like File Explorer! A virtual conference for senior software engineers and architects on the trends, best practices and solutions leveraged by the world's most innovative software shops. This is important for me, since I’m currently tied to using VirtualBox for other applications which can’t presently function properly alongside Hyper-V since access to VT-x and hence the ability to run 64-bit applications is blocked. Compare version 1 and version 2 of the Windows Subsystem for Linux. According to Craig Loewan, program manager at Microsoft, this could be between a 3 to 6 times performance improvement depending on how file intensive the application is. You can expect more detail on the exact changes to the architecture posted to this blog in the near future, so please stay tuned! File intensive operations like git clone, npm install, apt update, apt upgrade, and more will all be noticeably faster.