native Linux userland in Windows 10

Tony Kelman
Wed Apr 13 10:17:00 GMT 2016

> 2016-04-12 14:50 GMT+02:00 Andrew Schulman is curious:
>> Has anyone had a chance to try this new feature? Does it work as well as is
>> claimed?
> I will try ;)
> Here is how to:
> Gerrit

I've been giving it a spin. Lots of things are broken or not yet
implemented, still lots of problems at this stage. Apparently they
already have fixes for some of the issues that have been reported
at but not rolled
out to users yet. In its current form it could only possibly be a
replacement for cygwin if you can get away with your only interoperation
between cygwin and win32 executables or libraries being the /cygdrive
mounted filesystem. Getting binaries straight from Ubuntu is a cool
trick and will be really convenient once enough of the syscalls are
working that you don't notice any gaps. I'd prefer a different distro's
userland if I had a choice, but maybe that'll be possible later.


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