The Windows subsystem for Linux transforms into the Windows 11 application

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The American tech conglomerate Microsoft has modified the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) into an application. It can be downloaded also installed from the Microsoft Store on Windows 11.

American tech conglomerate Microsoft has modified the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) into an application that people can simply download and install from the Microsoft Store on Windows 11 According to research by the Verge version of the app is available right now; allowing Windows 11 users to install Windows Subsystem for Linux without having to add/remove programs and choose WSL as an add-on for Windows Mailbox.

This standalone application will now be served through the store, which means Microsoft can update WSL independently of Windows, allowing WSL users to “get the latest WSL updates and features faster and without having to change your version of Windows while there are no new changes in this version of the Store app yet, this means that future updates can arrive without having to wait for a larger release or Windows update.

Last year, Microsoft included GUI Linux apps in Windows 10 for developers, and similar features will be available straight from the Microsoft Store in the future. However, it looks like this Microsoft Store WSL app will only work on Windows 11.

Windows 11.
Windows 11.

Microsoft did not mention Windows 10 in its blog post, suggesting that users would need to upgrade to take advantage of the Microsoft Store app. However, this is good news for Windows 11 users, especially those working in corporate environments where it often takes a little longer to get the latest versions of Windows Microsoft will continue to support an inbound version of WSL so you can run them in parallel and ultimately aims to move Windows 11 users to the Microsoft Store version.

Verge – Our goal is to make WSL in the Microsoft Store the best way to install and use WSL, as you will be able to get the latest updates this way the fastest, and in the long term we would like to move WSL users to use the store version,” explained Craig Loewen, a software platform manager for Windows developers.