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Discussion on: How to run GUI apps trough WSL?

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Ivaylo Ivanov Author

I agree 100% with, you but for people that are just starting to study Linux and are used to windows, but do not have any other machine to install Linux on, it is great opportunity to get used to it.

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Jack Giffin • Edited on

I take a different approach in this matter. I've seen far too many people who use Linux through WSL or a VM and have only a "meh" or awful experience with Linux. How little do they realize that Linux in a VM/WSL just can't compare to the real deal? That's why it's my habit to never let people run Linux in a VM/WSL for their first experience. They either should try Linux for real or not try it at all. At the very least, if they don't try it, then there's still hope for them that they'll try the real deal in the future.

Also, you do not need a second machine to run Linux. That's crazy and insane. You just need to repartition your harddrive in order to dual boot Windows and Linux and configure Windows to comply by disabling bitlocker and such.