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Assignment 2 and Clarifications.
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Windows Sub-system for Linux is really good (Trust me) and other cool ways to linux from home

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From: David M.
Date: Sun 22nd Mar, 4:41pm
I have been using both standalone Ubuntu Linux and Ubuntu on WSL. Both work perfectly
well for this unit. Don't know why anyone would want to RDP to a remote Linux box for
this unit.

In fact, for intetrest, I installed Linux Desktop on WSL and I run bash in multiple xterms,
and other X11 applications on Windows and I cannot tell the difference from a standalone Linux workstation.

There are shortcomings in WSL but they are not going to be apparent unless you try to do
advanced things like run Docker or need to start Linux system services from init.

PS Microsoft is about to release WSL version 2 which is apparently a huge improvement
over WSL version 1. There are several videos on Youtube describing the improvements.
You can get WSL2 right now via the Windows Insider program.

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