Learn programming and the Linux terminal.
Manage remote servers with openssh.
Automate tasks with python and bash.
Build with the latest open source libraries and tools.
Run many basic graphical Linux apps.
A fast Linux terminal and development environment for developers and pro-users built on Windows® Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on Windows 10.
WLinux is a custom Linux distro built from Debian specifically for use on WSL. While other distros are available for WSL, this is the first one specifically optimized for use by developers and pro-users on WSL.
WLinux is entirely open-source and development occurs on GitHub.
A fast Linux terminal and development environment for developers and pro-users built on Windows® Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on Windows 10. Choice of terminal shells: bash, csh, zsh (with oh-my-zsh), and fish (with oh-my-fish). Choice of editors: emacs, neovim, nano, and Visual Studio Code. Choice of development environments: nodejs, python 3.7, ruby, and go. Choice of cloud and administration tools: PowerShell and Azure-cli. Ships with wslu, a set of useful open-source utilities for interacting between WSL and Windows 10. Optional Windows Explorer shell integration and support for HiDPI displays. Support for many Linux graphical apps with no need to configure display or libGL settings. Requires a Windows-based X client, such as X410. Additional packages can be easily installed via the apt package management system from the expansive Debian repos and third-party apt-based repos. A handful of unnecessary packages, such as systemd, have been are removed from the base image to reduce size and increase stability. New features are actively developed based on community interest.