Windows Subsystem for Linux Now Available on the Microsoft Store
The Windows Subsystem for Linux, or WSL, is making its way to the Microsoft Store, therefore making it easier for users not only to install it but also to get further updates.
Thanks to the Microsoft Store update model, WSL can therefore get improvements separate from operating system updates and without relying on Windows Update.
Previously, WSL could be installed as a Windows feature right from the operating system, and servicing it required dedicated Windows updates.
“WSL is now available in the Microsoft Store. This is the same WSL you know and love but just a different delivery mechanism. Installing WSL from the Store will make it easier to get the latest WSL updates in the future,” Microsoft announced today when the company rolled out a new Windows 11 preview build.
Easier to install