Pico Process Overview

Posted on behalf of Nick Judge. Overview This post discusses pico processes, the foundation of WSL.  It explains how pico processes work in Windows and goes into the history of how they came to be, the abstractions we decided to implement and the various use cases beyond WSL that emerged. Armed with this context, the…

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Windows Subsystem for Linux Overview

We recently announced Bash on Ubuntu on Windows which enables native Linux ELF64 binaries to run on Windows via the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). This subsystem was created by the Microsoft Windows Kernel team and has generated a lot of excitement. One of the most frequent question we get asked is how is this…

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