Windows Subsystem for Linux is now on the Microsoft Store for Windows 11

Microsoft has released a preview version of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on the Microsoft Store for Windows 11 devices. The company is testing a new way to deliver updates for WSL, which separates them from core Windows updates. So far, WSL has been an optional feature for Windows 10 and 11, which you can install through the Settings app. However, that also means any updates to the WSL platform also had to be delivered through updates to Windows itself, meaning you’d have to wait a while for new features to arrive.
By making WSL available in the Microsoft Store, the company is now letting Windows 11 users receive updates – and thus, new features – more frequently. This is an approach Microsoft has taken with many of the inbox Windows apps and features in recent years. The most notable example is the Edge browser, which turned into a Chromium-based browser in 2020 and now gets updated just as often as Google Chrome or Firefox, allowing it to actually compete with those brows…

Written By: João Carrasqueira

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