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Microsoft did it. they finally did it. GUI Linux apps working out of the box on Windows. i didn't need to do set up, just install my stuff and it worked. this is fucking awesome!

 

https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/the-initial-preview-of-gui-app-support-is-now-available-for-the-windows-subsystem-for-linux-2/

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Windows7ge

    Windows7ge

    Now if we could just get native support for Windows .exe's on Linux when WINE doesn't want anything to do with it I can die happy.

  2. James Evens

    James Evens

    Getting excited to no longer need a additional program.

    Looks at URL.

    Reads WSL 2.

    🤮 

     

    In short: WSL 2 sucks as it requires hyper-v which takes exclusive control over the virtualisation (even if I don't have any WSL 2 running) and the workaround other companies need because of that are catastrophically bad.

     

    @Windows7ge How about using Wine in WSL to execute windows programs? It is like running docker inside a docker.

    Honestly it will be a glorious day when professional software finally ignores windows and moves to Linux. I would even take Ubuntu if it means getting rid of Windows 10.

  3. Windows7ge

    Windows7ge

    11 minutes ago, James Evens said:

    How about using Wine in WSL to execute windows programs? It is like running docker inside a docker.

    Honestly it will be a glorious day when professional software finally ignores windows and moves to Linux. I would even take Ubuntu if it means getting rid of Windows 10.

    What I'm thinking I'm going to do is run SPICE Guest Tools in a Windows VM running on QEMU/KVM via Virt-manager.

     

    It won't run video games like true GPU pass-through but it should offer a very usable dual-desktop experience. I have to test it a little more extensively than I have at this point in time though for my own applications.

  4. Ashley MLP Fangirl

    Ashley MLP Fangirl

    48 minutes ago, James Evens said:

    In short: WSL 2 sucks as it requires hyper-v which takes exclusive control over the virtualisation (even if I don't have any WSL 2 running) and the workaround other companies need because of that are catastrophically bad.

    that's not a problem if you just VM everything on hyper-v

  5. Jtalk4456
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