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Get Ready for the Tech Preview of Docker Desktop for WSL 2

Today at OSCON, Scott Hanselman, Kayla Cinnamon, and Yosef Durr of Microsoft demonstrated some of the new capabilities coming with Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2, including how it will be integrated with Docker Desktop. As part of this demonstration, we are excited to announce that users can now sign up for the end of July Docker Desktop Technical Preview of WSL 2. WSL 2 is the second generation of a compatibility layer for running Linux binary executables natively on Windows. Since it was announced at Microsoft Build, we have been working in partnership with Microsoft to deliver an improved Linux experience for Windows developers and invite everyone to sign up for the upcoming Technical Preview release.

Improving the Linux Experience on Windows

There are over half a million active users of Docker Desktop for Windows today and many of them are building Java and Node.js applications targeting Linux-based server environments. Leveraging WSL 2 will make the Docker developer experience more seamless no matter what operating system you’re running and what type of application you’re building. And the performance improvements will be immediately noticeable.
WSL 2 introduces a significant architectural change as it is a full Linux kernel built Continue reading