Ubuntu Linux Is Now Supported on Microsoft’s Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 was announced by Microsoft earlier today during its annual Microsoft Build conference, and it introduces a Linux kernel capable of providing the full set of functionality required for enterprise certification, as well as support for lightweight virtualisation, bringing Ubuntu on WSL to the same level as Azure and AzureStack’s capabilities. In order to simplify the developer experience with version control systems and Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) designed for the Windows operating system, Ubuntu on WSL now integrates Windows file sharing functionality, including Active Directory (AD) integration, as well as integration with other Windows services.