WSL – The reason to love windows by developers!

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Undoubtedly Linux is one of the best platform for web application development. Windows is a great choice for its ease of use and simplicity. Most of us prefer windows over linux for our regular use.

Until few days back, developers had to install linux separately or use virtual machine to run linux when you are in Windows. Windows 10 comes with an embedded linux subsystem called WSL. Now, you are no longer needed to install Linux as dual boot or virtual machine to use Linux as dev machine.

WSL stands for Windows subsystem for Linux. You can find more about WSL here:

To use WSL you need to enable Developers tools in windows and then install WSL. I prefer to install WSL using windows app store. While I am writing this article, there are two linux distribution available for WSL: Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04.

WSL Installation:

Install WSL and you are good to go! You can find your favourite Ubuntu Linux terminal in your windows start or search.

Happy Coding!

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