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Has anyone tried using WSL?
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So, I use almost purely Linux on my computer. I have windows 10 set up for dual boot just incase I need it. But I just installed WSL for the hell of it to see what it was like to have linux bash support directly within Windows.

My questions on this though, has anyone actually had any use cases for this? Has it been useful to anyone who has tried it?

EDIT: My bad, I was not paying attention to where I was at and posted this in the wrong area. My apologies.
My use case is I occasionally like to use Linux features but don't want to have another separate OS installed. The biggest advantage is that WSL has direct access to your Windows files and can do Linux things to them - sometimes it's nice to be able to grep your files, or try out programs that won't run on Windows.

If you're already using Linux as your main OS, the advantages may be fewer.


It's useful when you want to use a linux program to do something and you are too lazy to boot linux, since it would cost some time.

But when things get serious, sometimes there are various minor issues pops here and there, which still has gap between a real Linux machine.

Personally, I am using macOS as my main software development OS, since it tooks everything in balance for programmers.
Now while I know I can install High Sierra on my Thinkpad T520, I couldn't get it stable enough for my uses, or I would use that mainly to have the best of both worlds at the same time.

I messed around with WSL a little but where I hardly boot into windows anyway, I just stick with using Ubuntu 18.04. It runs way better on this Core i5 laptop than Windows 10 does anyway.
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