Microsoft has announced it is Windows Server 2022 now supports Windows Sub system for Linux 2 (WSL2), which gives users access to additional options that are offered in operating systems such as Linux.
This company offered an amount of Linux support for over ten years, but this announcement that shook the doubts of a large portion of GitHub users is a bit of positive news for those who run Windows servers.
WSL 2.2 first launched in May of this year (opens in an entirely new tab). It makes use of the technology of virtualization to operate an open-source Linux kernel within an easy-to-use virtual machine (VM). This lets Windows users access the most well-known Linux software, including Docker.
Microsoft declares that, contrary to the traditional VM experience, it takes a long time to begin. It is not isolated, consumes many resources, and takes lots of time to maintain; WSL 2 does not feature these capabilities.
Where can I get the most recent version?
Anyone who wishes to upgrade their system can go to this webpage (which opens in an entirely open tab), as it’s included in the latest Windows Server 2022 KB5014021 (opens in an entirely New Tab) update. An update is an option, but it will be released for users in the coming month.
People who want to know the steps for installing Linux GUI apps from their command prompts should visit the following webpage. (opens in the brand new window)
Windows Server updates have had some issues in the past couple of months, but this is because of Microsoft having to resolve a range of problems caused in the January 2021 Update Tuesday Update.
It has announced an urgent out-of-band (OOB) update to correct issues that caused the domain controllers to continue rebooting, caused Hyper-V to stop working, and made ReFS volumes to be unavailable, and they were displayed as RAW file systems.