The ultimate Linux Trojan horse: Windows Subsystem for Linux

By Bryan Lunduke

I’m a Linux user. And, as the old adage goes, “I don’t do Windows.”

This is not an article about how Linux is superior to Windows. Truth be told, I don’t begrudge any person’s choice of computing environment—be it Windows, Mac, BSD, Amiga. What each person uses is truly up to them. Me? I use open source. I use free software. I use Linux.

So, what then, do I make of Microsoft’s Windows Subsystem for Linux aka WSL?

For those unfamiliar, the WSL is basically a compatibility layer within Windows 10 that allows you to run Linux binaries. The end result is that you can run a full Linux shell, complete with Linux terminal applications, on a Windows PC.

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From: Network World