Is WSL2 better on W11?

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

  1. Randy Bobandy

    Randy Bobandy MDL Novice

    Mar 18, 2021
    Does WSL2 run in any way better on Windows 11?
  2. ohenry

    ohenry MDL Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    #2 ohenry, Jan 5, 2022
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2022
    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