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GUI Linux on Windows is Coming

WSL finally gets a display server

Credit: Al Williams from Public Domain Sources

Microsoft has announced some big news: the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) will soon be able to run GUI Linux programs out of the box. It has always been possible, of course, to install your own X server (such as XMing) and do it yourself, but it was an extra install step and you had to launch the X server which itself was a Windows program.




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Al Williams

Al Williams

Engineer. Author. Team Leader. Lots of other things. I blog about hardware hacking for Hackaday (, but talk about other topics here.

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