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Suggestions of linux distro to run on WSL2?

Hi, I'm looking for suggestions for a linux distro that I can run with Windows Substem for Linux. I have a coding project which has got to the point where it needs to use a redis databse howver redis is not supported on Windows natively so I need to set up a linux enviroemnt but I have no idea where to start in regards to picking a distro. Any suggestions andor advice related to the topic would be appreciated.

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Yea, probably Ubuntu since it's so mainstream so support will be good for most things. 

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44 minutes ago, C2dan88 said:

Ubuntu easily setup from the windows store.

19 minutes ago, LloydLynx said:

Yea, probably Ubuntu since it's so mainstream so support will be good for most things. 

Okay thanks for the advice both of you, I'd heard pretty much the same thing from other sources as well so I guess i'm going with ubuntu

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As a dev, I (we) use Ubuntu. Ubuntu under WSL is also the best/most supported distribution.

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I warmly recommend to use a distribution that does not use systemd, like Alpine Linux.

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Everyone I know (a few dozen computer users) use Linux Mint Cinnamon.

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On 5/16/2022 at 7:14 AM, Dat Guy said:

I warmly recommend to use a distribution that does not use systemd, like Alpine Linux.

*no* WSL distro uses systemd, since WSL does not have systemd. It uses Microsoft's own custom init system, which sets up all kinds of Windows integrations.

 

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16 minutes ago, guitargirl15 said:

*no* WSL distro uses systemd

 

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20 minutes ago, guitargirl15 said:

It uses Microsoft's own custom init system

If systemd was only an init system, nobody would care.

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Is it running? can you do `pstree -p` and check if `systemd` is first? or check for existence of `/run/systemd/system`?

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No, it's not, but (again) the problem with systemd is not the init system. If systemd would have been reduced to replacing SysV init, everything would be fine.

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