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WSL/WSL2 - Windows counterpart to Wine?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I just stumbled across the news about "Microsoft bringing full Linux Kernel to Windows 10" and from there it was all WSL this, WSL2 that and bashing on windows etc.

 

From what I can understand, this is all to create a non-emulated, non-VM environment within windows where you can run linux commands and full software right?

So is this basically then Windows counterpart for Wine on Linux? Or is it even a step further? Because from what I read, it should be easier and better compatibility to run linux stuff in WSL2, than it is to run windows software in Wine. Or have I missed something?


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I believe you are talking about Wine

 

Windows Subsystem for Linux is more geared towards developers, you just need to enable WSL Support from Features in Control Panel and install a distro of your choice and it will work as good as a Linux VM (in terms of restrictions placed, like no GPU access within the subsystem)

 

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WSL is more geared towards developers.

I develop for EFI and WSL is a god send because I need to use Windows tools and Linux tools to compile, so with WSL it's just incredibly easy


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Posted · Original PosterOP
15 minutes ago, NyetARussianSpy said:

I believe you are talking about Wine

 

Windows Subsystem for Linux is more geared towards developers, you just need to enable WSL Support from Features in Control Panel and install a distro of your choice and it will work as good as a Linux VM (in terms of restrictions placed, like no GPU access within the subsystem)

 

Yeah, I meant Wine. Could never remember if it was with W or V for the software. Xp

 

But is it not now meant that WSL2 thanks to getting full kernel support should also support gpu access?


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1 minute ago, Mortis Angelus said:

Yeah, I meant Wine. Could never remember if it was with W or V for the software. Xp

 

But is it not now meant that WSL2 thanks to getting full kernel support should also support gpu access?

Im guessing wsl2 is running a vm with very good intergration as its running its own kernel.

 

I don't think your getting native gpu acess. Maybe cuda support, maybe gpu passthrough(if they enable that on win10)

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