Why so. WSL that's why. So there has been a lot of excitement in the Linux community over the release of WSL2. Most "Linuxers" believe that WSL(Windows Subsystem for Linux) will help in encouraging adamant windows users to try out Linux whilst at the comfort of their familiar WIN 10. The hope is that many people will realize the benefits and ease of use(YES it is) of Linux and eventually decide to fully dive into a full installation of Linux.
But in my opinion I think not. The way I see it windows is trying to demean Linux by presenting it like just some app you can download and install thus prompting many people to just opt using it that way. Well why would you go through the hustle of dual-booting another OS whereas you can just click some buttons and paste some commands and get it.
And its WORKING!!
See Microsoft now recognizes Linux as an actual and worthy contender in the battle of the OSs. Which other reason would Microsoft invest so many resources in WSL? While you are thinking about this question remember that Microsoft is a company, a company that defends its market share and ensures that their profit margins are always rising.
"But surely Linux hasn't reached the level windows is?"
Let's look at the areas that have made windows users reluctant to switch
There weren't a lot of games supported on Linux in the past, but that was before the release of STEAM on Linux. I'm not going to dive into this topic that much but i'll leave with a few things.
You get waaaay better performance on Linux.
You can play tons of games on Linux, TONS I say. Through steam a lot of games are now available on Linux. Check this out
I'll quickly list out some linux alternatives to the softwares exclusive to windows
IF Adobe Decided to provide support for Linux, that would be the biggest blow to windows and would for sure cause an gigantic switch from windows to Linux. Just saying 😁.
Well this is just my opinion. Tell me what you think.