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Old 2021-01-13, 16:34   #15
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Default Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

early draft, maybe becomes a whole thread

64-bit hardware supported by Windows
WSL1: Windows 10 x64 v1607 or later per
WSL2: Windows10 x64 ~v1909 or later, and a processor that supports vritualization (VT-X?), from personal experience.

Checking whether WSL is installed and what version: in a Windows command prompt, "wsl -l -v"
And it can be useful to "title wsl check" and leave the small command prompt box open as a reminder.
  NAME      STATE           VERSION
* Ubuntu    Stopped         1
Unless there is WSL but no Linux distro installed:
C:\users\User\Documents>wsl -l -v
Windows Subsystem for Linux has no installed distributions.
Distributions can be installed by visiting the Microsoft Store:
Or if WSL is not installed either:
'wsl' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
Differences between WSL1 and WSL2

Installing WSL2: update to required Windows 10 version or higher.
For x64 systems: Version 1903 or higher, with Build 18362 or higher.
For ARM64 systems: Version 2004 or higher, with Build 19041 or higher.
Install WSL 1. Then update to WSL 2.

Simplified WSL2 install: Windows 10 build 20262 or higher

A handy reference, including adding GUI and RDP to WSL

Top of reference tree:
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