The Lone C++ Coder's Blog

The Lone C++ Coder's Blog

The continued diary of an experienced C++ programmer. Thoughts on C++ and other languages I play with, Emacs, functional, non functional and sometimes non-functioning programming.

Timo Geusch

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On my Windows machine, I’ve mostly moved from using separate virtual machine products like Hyper-V or Virtualbox to have access to a Linux machine to using WSL. The PC is dual-boot with a separate Linux install anyway, but sometimes I just want to quickly fire up a Linux machine, take care of a couple of quick tasks and go back to Windows.

WSL installs Ubuntu by default, but I tend to want a different distribution like OpenSUSE, Fedora etc. To not end up with a “spare” Ubuntu install, you can eitehr install WSL on a fresh Windows install without specifying a distributuion using wsl --install --no-distribution or by installing a different distribution immediately using wsl --install -d <distro name>.

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