- 64-bit CPU only (x86-64 or ARM64).
- Firmware: UEFI, (Legacy BIOS is no longer supported).
- Security: requires SecureBoot and Tursted Platform Module (TPM) v2
- Windows Terminal will be the default command line experience
- switching from Master Boot Records (MBR) partitioning to GUID Partition Table (GPT) partitioning
> wsl -l -v NAME STATE VERSION * Ubuntu Running 1 Ubuntu-20.04 Running 2
> wsl --set-default Ubuntu-20.04 > wsl -l -v NAME STATE VERSION * Ubuntu-20.04 Running 2 Ubuntu Running 1
> wsl --terminate Ubuntu > wsl -l -v NAME STATE VERSION * Ubuntu-20.04 Running 2 Ubuntu Stopped 1
0777 is applied to everything under the
mnt but not in
~; if you move files back to
mnt, permission will be reverted back to 777
Find WSL folders in Windows:
One of the main limitations of using WSL is that changing Linux files with a Windows app or tool is not allowed
Find Windows folders in WSL
/mnt/c/Users/<user name>/Desktop will point to
Ubuntu Bash is not enabled by default.
(no longer need to turn on the Developer Mode)
Turn Windows features on or off
Windows Subsystem for Linux
Start menu > Command Prompt. Type the
wmic baseboard getproduct,Manufacturer,version,serialnumber
Open the Run command (
[Windows key] + [R]), type
and click on OK to open System Information. Click on System summary and you'll get an overview of all your hardware components. Search for an entry named Motherboard (or Baseboard).
developer mode: settings -> For developers
control panel->programs->windows features->windows subsystem for linux
Boot Camp comes with your Mac and lets you install Microsoft Windows.
- Right-click the task bar, select Task Manager
- Select Startup tab
- Right-click programs you do not want to run during startup, and click Disable
- type Advanced in the taskbar's search box, select View advanced system settings
- in the Visual Effects tab, tweak your visual effect settings, or select Adjust for best performance