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What to Expect with Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux 2

June 13, 2019 / Tom Fenton

On May 6, 2019, Microsoft announced that it would release the second generation of Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) by the end of June 2019. This week the company made good on that promise by announcing the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18917, which includes WSL 2, among other new features. In this article, I'll first recap what the first generation of WSL (WSL 1) was and what it delivered, and then I'll delve into the details and new features that WSL 2 is expected to bring to the table.