Is WSL2 better on W11?

Discussion in 'Windows 11' started by Randy Bobandy, Jan 5, 2022.

  1. Randy Bobandy

    Randy Bobandy MDL Novice

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    Does WSL2 run in any way better on Windows 11?
     
  2. ohenry

    ohenry MDL Member

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    #2 ohenry, Jan 5, 2022
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    I haven't noticed any significant differences, but then I don't use it that much or for a lot of different things. I also run Cygwin, and I have Ubuntu running in a VM. I did try to compile ffmpeg recently, and that failed. Cross compile under Ubuntu/VM worked okay, but took a very long time.

    ON Edit: Followup to my original reply. I was able to upgrade Ubuntu 20.04 to 21.10 under wsl2, no problems doing so. But that didn't fix the problem with compiling ffmpeg. I use the Cygwin utilities (find, grep, du, etc) every day under Windows, and when I really need unix, I run Ubuntu under VMWare. I just don't find much use for WSL personally. It doesn't cost anything, and it doesn't hurt to have it there and available, but I just don't use it really. YMMV