Fri. May 29th, 2020

WSL will enable you to open and run a Linux GUI app directly

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Microsoft is currently continuing to update Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) functions. This update mainly brings GPU hardware acceleration to allow users to run desktop software.

In the past, we must use the Linux operating system to run Linux software. After the release of WSL, we can run command-line software in the subsystem.

However, desktop software with a user interface does not support direct operation. Until this time, Microsoft has brought a complete Linux desktop software operation function to the Windows Subsystem for Linux.

Now you can run Linux graphical user interface (GUI) apps directly in the WSL, no longer need to install a Linux operating system or other simulation environments.

After users enable the WSL and install the corresponding operating system, the user can install most software through the software library and also support software with the GUI user interface.

This can help developers directly deploy an integrated development environment and run their favorite software on Windows 10, helping developers simplify their original work.

In addition, this update Microsoft is also strengthening GPU support, GPU is a key point that many developers use for parallel computing and training machine learning / artificial intelligence.

After the WSL supports GPU computing workflow, developers can deploy the training set through the subsystem, so that developers do not need to deploy additional dedicated servers for training.