How to run Linux GUI applications on Windows 11

It's been a while since my last post about running Linux GUI applications on Windows 10. Meanwhile, Microsoft proposed its roadmap to bring GUI applications to the Windows Subsystem for Linux and now a preview is available. This project aims to enable support for running Linux GUI applications on Windows in a fully integrated desktop experience.
2021-08-23T16:19:43-04:00August 18, 2021|Linux, Virtualization, Windows, Windows Subsystem for Linux|

Safe Browsing with the Windows Sandbox

The Windows May 2019 update brought the new Sandbox feature. It can be used as a safe browsing environment without the risk of affecting the base Windows installation with malware of any kind. We will create a host installation of a Web browser with a persistent configuration, which is mirrored into the virtualized environment of the Sandbox whenever needed.
2020-04-17T17:49:51-04:00September 1, 2019|Chrome, Firefox, SeaMonkey, Virtualization, Web Design, Windows|

Windows 10: Changing Hyper-V support at boot time

If you want to use Docker under Windows and the new Windows Sandbox feature, you have to enable Hyper-​V support. The problem is: You cannot run VMware Workstation or VirtualBox and Hyper-​V at the same time. This can easily be fixed by creating two boot configurations, where one has Hyper-V enabled and one has not.
2022-05-14T09:16:13-04:00June 4, 2019|Virtualization, Windows|

Running Linux GUI applications on Windows 10

Since the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update from 2017, the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a fully supported Windows feature. In case you don't already know about that feature: WSL is a compatibility layer which allows running 64 bit Linux binary executables (in ELF format) natively on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019 in a console window. It uses much fewer resources than a fully virtualized machine.
2020-04-17T17:49:51-04:00March 11, 2019|Linux, Virtualization, Windows|
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