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  • Attempted to setup windows-linux dual boot on my PC and screwed it all up - please help
    Dual boot is ssooo previous decades. Let me introduce you to WSL, Windows Subsystem for Linux, now you can run Linux (including GUI) seamlessly from within windows. No dual boot, no sacrifice to security with legacy boot, no restarting to use apps and tools from the other OS, use windows and Linux truly side by side. Source: 10 months ago
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    You can ease into it by using Windows Subsystem for Linux. It's quite good at this point. Source: 11 months ago
  • Linux or Windows for coding??
    You can probably get by with wsl. https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/about. Source: 12 months ago
  • Connecting python to a scanner
    SANE is Linux-only so it will likely only work on Windows inside of the WSL. Source: about 1 year ago
  • How I installed OctoPrint in WSL and Connected to my Ender 6
    To start with installing OctoPrint within WSL, you will need to install or already have WSL installed. If you do not have WSL installed, navigate to the Microsoft Store (If you're not sure where to find this, see https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/about ). Source: about 1 year ago
  • Apple's Mac shipments fall more than 40%, worse than major rivals
    Windows has WSL. I mostly just utilize tooling that's built on top of WSL and don't really use it directly, so I don't know where the boundary of "You need an actual Linux OS for this" is. But you get this out of the box, and it goes a long way for sure. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Can I do The Odin Project on Windows if I only want to learn front-end?
    If you're trying to install no particular distro, there's no need to install Linux in a VM on Windows these days (unless you want the compartmentalization I guess, or if the Windows version doesn't support it), as you can use the Windows Subsystem for Linux. Source: about 1 year ago
  • I made a simple IPTV player in bash with M3U support
    Why the shocked reaction? The person you commented to explicitly mentioned WSL. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Balkaners, what operating system are you using?
    Running Linux applications on Windows: I mentioned it above already - Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Source: about 1 year ago
  • Is my use case for Proxmox a good fit?
    Sounds more like a use case for WSL and Docker Desktop, Minikube, or other container solution that runs on Windows. Source: over 1 year ago
  • best laptop under $500 for excel&python?
    I think all the sub-$500 are pretty much the same. They will come loaded with crapware that you'll need to figure out how to disable / uninstall as much as possible. Look into Windows Subsystem for Linux (aka WSL) for how to use a Linux environment on Windows, which is handy for many python and python-adjacent activities (e.g. Web development). Source: over 1 year ago
  • so I found a drive named Linux on my windows when I don't have Linux installed
    Read up: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/about. Source: over 1 year ago
  • De-duplication tool
    If you are on a recent enough Windows, you could enable WSL and do it from there. See: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/about. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Installing AstroNvim for Windows 10
    Use Windows Subsystem for Linux and save yourself the headache. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Which virtual machine do you use for your working environment?
    I just wanted to mention WSL2 too, Windows Subsystem for Linux. Https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/about. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Is installing Linux as a second OS on a new PC worth it?
    If you're running Windows, check out WSL2 (Windows Subsystem Linux). It's an offer by microsoft that runs a full linux distro side by side with your windows install, without having to switch between both OS. Source: over 1 year ago
  • can i move my save files from linux to windows?
    When I moved the save files to the save file location on windows the game crashes after I try to open the save, I was able to run the linux version of the game with the saves from WSL and the saves are working but the colors are a bit gray for some reason so if any one knows how to run them normally from windows that would help👍. Source: over 1 year ago
  • ⛵ Laravel Sail - Windows 10 Installation
    Laravel Sail is supported on macOS, Linux, and Windows (via WSL2). - Source: dev.to / over 1 year ago
  • Guys! I need your help!!
    I ended up just using WSL. It’s been a dream in comparison: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/about. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • How can I deal with different file name rules between Mac and windows?
    Not a direct answer to the question about changing illegal names, but if you don't find the solution you are looking for, I wonder if the situation would be any better running a Linux version of Syncthing under Windows Subsystem for Linux? https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/about. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Bun: The JavaScript runtime taking on Node.js and Deno
    Keep in mind, this command will only work on Mac and Linux. So, if you’re using Windows, you’ll need to set up Window Subsystem for Linux to install Bun. - Source: dev.to / almost 2 years ago

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