Windows Subsystem for Linux

Windows is able to emulate a Unix system when running WSL - the Windows Subsystem for It enables developers to install a Linux distribution within a Windows environment. and access and utilize Linux applications directly.The default WSL Linux is based on Ubuntu.

To install WSL on Windows follow the instructions here - the following minimal set-up is recommended:

  • Windows 11
  • WSL with an Ubuntu Distribution
  • Docker Engine on Ubuntu: Docker 24.0.x and Docker compose 2.19.1