[DISCUSSION] Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Tito, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. abbodi1406

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    #41 abbodi1406, Aug 2, 2016
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    Code:
    Dism /Image:online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux
     
  2. Mr.X

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    #42 Mr.X, Aug 2, 2016
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    What about /all option?
     
  3. Tito

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    @Mr.X

    Isn't it already answered?
     
  4. Mr.X

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    To my understanding it can be used, according the line written by @T-S few post above, but abbodi1406 doesn't include the parameter in his post. So I'm confused.
     
  5. Tito

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    Exactly - inclusion of that parameter does nothing in this case, as WSL don't have any parent.
     
  6. richwood

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    I wonder if we can access the TomTom file system now? When TomTom were told by MS to stop using the FAT32 file system on their GPS units they switched to the Linux FS. This made it difficult to patch for free map updates.
     
  7. john123x

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    Can we like download and run software from ubuntu software center?
     
  8. biatche

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    So,
    doesnt seem enough once the system goes live. more things necessary to do?
     
  9. T-S

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    I put it always. If needed does its job. If not, doesn't hurt unless you want really to enable a part of a functionality (which is a very rare scenario)
     
  10. jygoro

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    There is no hardware layer on WSL yet. You can't use adb to access USB devices for example. You can only use network connections. Like this people managed to get graphics (through windows xservers like VcxSrv) and sound (Pulse Audio server) but everything through tcp.
     
  11. biatche

    biatche MDL Addicted

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    actually what's WSL good for? or how is it any better than cygwin?
     
  12. urbanorox

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    You can use some nice linux tools like grep. In my case, i use native GCC and make to compile my applications. Very happy with that lol :clap:
     
  13. T-S

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    Cygwin needs recompiled binaries. The LXSS works with the stock ones.


    In short it's the antimatter of Wine.
     
  14. Erik B

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  15. dmex

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    How was he 'kicked out' when he left to work with Microsoft on the Windows Internals books?
     
  16. Erik B

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    #59 Erik B, Aug 6, 2016
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    Right so you know all the details? Please share. :p As I remember (it was a long time ago, 10 years?) there were a big fuzz at ReactOS about translating MS code directly from disassembled binaries and not implementing your own code. At the time there were also the huge leak of NT4 original source code and Windows 2000 source code from a crashed computer. My sympathies to Alex Ionescu as without his work the project wouldn't have lift off at all (with implications on Wine as well), He also shared his native-nt-toolkit containing much information on for example internal structures used in NT native code. Great stuff. Anyway, maybe he rejoined ReactOS again after these events?
     
  17. dmex

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    He stopped contributing to the ReactOS project at the same time he started co-authoring the Windows Internals books with Microsoft... I also know (from having signed similar ones myself) that Microsoft's NDA has severe penalties for revealing trade secrets (specifically; open-source implementations of Windows NT functionality). He would have been required to leave the ReactOS project before being able to work with Microsoft on those books and other issues.

    I'm confused. How is any of that related to Alex and his contributions to ReactOS (that continued before and after that saga)?