The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), a compatibility layer for running Linux executables on the elf-formatso-called executables, as well as its user interface have received an update. Safe mode, a recovery feature for damaged distros, has also been added.
Microsoft continues to expand support for Linux
Microsoft discovered its love for Linux in 2016. In the same year the company joined the Linux Foundation at, a nonprofit consortium that supports the growth of Linux. At the same time, the company published the wallpaper that served as the cover image for this message (“Microsoft ❤️ Linux”). In addition to the very generous financial support and open source promotion, the Windows Subsystem for Linux, which was also released in 2016, serves as a token of love.
Maintenance product for the subsystem.
The compatibility layer, which as of now has the new version number 0.66.2, and its optional graphical user interface are, according to the official release notes The following innovations, optimizations, and bug fixes have been incorporated into the GitHub developer platform.
New graphics driver also for Wayland
Among other things, the Remote Desktop Client (MSRDC), which has been updated to version 1.2.3401, and Microsoft’s internal graphics accelerator for WSL, the Microsoft.Direct3D.Linux Linux kernel driver, which is included in the package in the The latest version 1.606.4 is included.
The graphics driver, which has also been updated, complies with a bug-fixed “XWayland” plugin for the open source display server protocol. Wayland.
Safe mode is designed to save distributions
The concept of safe mode (“Safe Mode”), which Microsoft introduces with WSL 0.66.2, is intended to disable functions that are not needed and provide a recovery function for damaged Linux distributions.
Microsoft reships the latest version of Windows Subsystem for Linux on x86 systems with 64-bit CPUs on Windows 10 and Windows 11 and on Arm64 platforms with Windows on Arm. The download will be directly through the project page offered.
WSL 0.66.2 can also be automatically downloaded and installed through the Windows 10 and Windows 11 Microsoft Store.
Subsystem for Android will be extended
The Windows Subsystem for Android is also being extended and will soon be available in “other countries and regionsbe usable.
Japan is starting now, getting a preview of the Windows Subsystem for Android and access to the Amazon app store.
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