Linux GUI Apps Coming To WSL2 - Linux 💔 Windows

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2m Apr 28, 2021

The embrace on Linux grows tighter, back in build 2020 native and seamless GUI app support was announced for WSL2, it's been quite a while since then and this is finally arriving in the form of Linux apps running inside of Wayland and working seemingly perfecting on the Windows desktop.

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WSLg Architecture: https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/wslg-architecture/
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Table of Contents

Timecode Title
0:00 Introduction
1:08 How It Works
4:20 Why Wayland
5:24 Why A Container
6:38 Nvidia Wayland
7:53 What's The Point
9:25 Performance
10:55 Microsoft Embraces Linux
11:48 Outro

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