Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Moving into General Availability | Hacker News

By | April 15, 2020

I am giving up. WSL1 was a great invention but Microsoft gave up on it, either because of the filesystem performance problems or because of the debuggers.

It was a very nice dream, pity it didn’t work out.

Source: Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Moving into General Availability | Hacker News

I’ve been making the same sort of comments about this technology for a long time now. Please pardon my schadenfreude. It would seem that the “Microsoft loves Linux” astroturfing for this feature is showing some cracks, and people are finally being honest about the actual impact of the technology on development workflows. Several people in the comments get one step away from my own conclusion: just install VirtualBox or VMware Workstation, and be done with it.

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