Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a compatibility layer for running a Linux kernel directly on a Windows machine. It enables you to install and run various Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and more, within a Windows environment.
The Windows subsystem for Linux allows developers to harness the capabilities of Linux and Windows at the same time without any modification. This integration allows you to use the Linux command line, utilize Linux applications, and even develop software using Linux-based tools seamlessly on Windows.
With WSL, you can run a Linux distribution alongside your Windows setup without the need for dual-booting or virtual machines. This guide focuses on how to install Linux using the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).