Tested distributions under WSL2

The following distributions I have installed/created, tested and used under WSL2 and Windows 10.

  1. Alpine Linux – extremely tiny; created from Docker image
  2. Arch Linux – created from virtual machine install
  3. CentOS – created from rootfs image as provided by CentOS team
  4. Deepin Linux – created from virtual machine install
  5. Debian – Microsoft Store
  6. Devuan – created from Debian as installed from the Microsoft Store
  7. Fedora – created from virtual machine installation
  8. Gentoo – compiled from source using Stage3 tarball/rootfs iamge
  9. Kali Linux – Microsoft Store
  10. RedHat Enterprise Linux – created from virtual machine installation
  11. Ubuntu – Microsoft Store
  12. Slackware – created from Docker image

As you can see, if you can find your favorite distribution in the Microsoft Store, great, if not or if its only available as a paid distribution, just bake your own. It’s not that difficult and really there is no reason why you should not have the Linux distribution of your choice available under WSL2.

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