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jypeter [Rebooting WSL] Improved the section
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jypeter Added an explicit "What is WSL?" section
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 The user can choose to install Linux using WSL1 or WSL2. Check the [[https://​docs.microsoft.com/​en-us/​windows/​wsl/​compare-versions|differences between WSL1 and WSL2]] before choosing</​note>​ The user can choose to install Linux using WSL1 or WSL2. Check the [[https://​docs.microsoft.com/​en-us/​windows/​wsl/​compare-versions|differences between WSL1 and WSL2]] before choosing</​note>​
  
-Read just the top of the [[https://​docs.microsoft.com/​en-us/​windows/​wsl/​about|Windows Subsystem for Linux Documentation]] for a quick **WSL** description on the Microsoft site+ 
 +===== What is WSL ? ===== 
 + 
 +Useful reading: 
 +  * Have a look at the beginning ​of the [[https://​docs.microsoft.com/​en-us/​windows/​wsl/​about|Windows Subsystem for Linux Documentation]] for a quick **WSL** description on the Microsoft site 
 +  * Read [[https://​wiki.ubuntu.com/​WSL|What is WSL]] on the Ubuntu site 
 +    * There is more useful information on the //​WSL@Ubuntu page//, you can read the rest later
  
 In a few words, WSL is not Linux, it's more a way to [[https://​blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/​wsl/​2016/​06/​15/​wsl-file-system-support/​|share files between Windows and Linux]] (it's OK to skip this rather technical link!). [[https://​docs.microsoft.com/​en-us/​windows/​wsl/​faq#​are-files-in-the-linux-drive-different-from-the-mounted-windows-drive|Files under the Linux root (i.e. /) are controlled by WSL which mimics Linux specific behavior [...follow the link for details...]]]. That's why you need //to activate WSL **and then install a Linux distribution**//​. In a few words, WSL is not Linux, it's more a way to [[https://​blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/​wsl/​2016/​06/​15/​wsl-file-system-support/​|share files between Windows and Linux]] (it's OK to skip this rather technical link!). [[https://​docs.microsoft.com/​en-us/​windows/​wsl/​faq#​are-files-in-the-linux-drive-different-from-the-mounted-windows-drive|Files under the Linux root (i.e. /) are controlled by WSL which mimics Linux specific behavior [...follow the link for details...]]]. That's why you need //to activate WSL **and then install a Linux distribution**//​.
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 ===== Updating WSL and ubuntu ===== ===== Updating WSL and ubuntu =====
  
-<note tip>You don't have to worry about this if you have just installed WSL+Ubuntu!</​note>​+<note tip>You don't have to worry about the //Upgrade// section ​if you have just installed WSL+Ubuntu, because you are already using the latest Ubuntu stable release!</​note>​
 ==== WSL ==== ==== WSL ====
  
-WSL is automatically updated ​when Windows 10 is updated+**Nothing to do!** WSL is automatically updated, provided you have **enabled** the [[other:​win10maintain#​updating_microsoft_office|Get updates for other Microsoft products]] option
  
 [[https://​docs.microsoft.com/​en-us/​windows/​wsl/​wsl-config#​managing-multiple-linux-distributions| WSL command line options]] [[https://​docs.microsoft.com/​en-us/​windows/​wsl/​wsl-config#​managing-multiple-linux-distributions| WSL command line options]]
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