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Windows10 Linux Subsystem WSL - Marketing Needed 2017-12-06

annetheagile profile image AnneTheAgile ・3 min read

Windows10 Linux Subsystem (WSL) is Released

The dev.to [9] article shared how to get WSL runnnig using a non-bash terminal. I haven't looked into WSL in a while, but I was really excited back when I heard it was coming. Bash is good for me.

WSL might not be built for Docker Workloads

Originally, I thought we'd be able to use 'real' linux docker in the subsystem and then manage it from windows. It seems like that is not the use case they are going after per the FAQ [16]. Instead, they seem to want to support building rails apps locally? Maybe [17] is an example of what they want to support? It seems pretty complicated though.

Let's see further how Microsoft Product / Marketing differentiates WSL

I'm confused on how I should consider using WSL since full networking support does not seem to be in their design goals. Maybe we'll get a reply to my github comment [13.1].
Anne

References With My Pseudo-Cryptic Notes
9.[] TIP WIN10 ; Get WSL up and running, Summary of articles read today 2017-12-06Wed.; 1.WSL Linux subsystem is now out of beta! ; 2.To use it, do some installs, turn it on, choose a linux from store [ubuntu+ now, debian likely tba]; 3.Beware which filesystem is which; 4.[elsewhere] USB files are ok though; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; X.Getting Up and Running with the Windows Subsystem for Linux ; ; https://dev.to/winebaths/getting-up-and-running-with-the-windows-subsystem-for-linux-8oc

13.1.[] My remark re need marketing/product input; in ; nmap not working · Issue #1349 · Microsoft/WSL ; ; https://github.com/Microsoft/WSL/issues/1349#issuecomment-349621218

16.[] ;WSL FAQ ; confusing to me; ; ; ;WSL does not aim to support GUI desktops or applications (e.g. Gnome, KDE, etc.); Also, even though you will be able to run many popular server applications (e.g. Redis), we do not recommend WSL for server scenarios – Microsoft offers a variety of solutions for running production Ubuntu workloads in Azure, Hyper-V, and Docker. ; ; ; ; ; ; One of the benefits of WSL is being able to use the same file with both Windows and Linux apps or tools.; ; ; ; ; X.Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) ; ; https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/commandline/wsl/faq

17.[]RUBY RAILS ; WIN DOCKER ; idk, not sure why/need complex? but might answer the WSL FAQ, person seems to like using it for ruby rails dev ; ; We still need to install Docker inside the WSL because it’ll give us access to the Docker CLI. We just won’t bother starting the server.; ; ;While the Docker daemon cannot run directly on WSL, you can use the Docker CLI to connect to a remote Docker daemon running through Docker for Windows or any other VM you create. It’s really awesome! Using this method, very large Rails applications respond in 200ms (or ~5s when having to compile 10,000+ lines of Javascript and SCSS). That’s with mounted volumes too! In other words, it’s very usable for day to day web development. ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; X.Setting Up Docker for Windows and WSL to Work Flawlessly — Nick Janetakis ; ; https://nickjanetakis.com/blog/setting-up-docker-for-windows-and-wsl-to-work-flawlessly

[meta] date: 2017-12-06Wed.08:07:10EST
description/unfurl: Hmmm. Windows Linux Subsystem can't use network tools - by design?

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