Experience the best of both Windows and Linux with Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).

Illustration of a laptop running Windows with the Linux penguin sitting next to it.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the Windows + Linux development environment that Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) enables, as well as the advantages over a traditional VM or dual-booting.
  • Install and run a Linux distribution or multiple distributions running side-by-side.
  • Describe the features WSL offers for utilizing both Windows and Linux command line tools and GUI applications.
  • Run basic WSL, BASH, and PowerShell commands.