Windows 11 recently had some major updates early this year that introduced us to a vast of new exciting features. These recent updates offered a great number of benefits to the developers and brought tons of changes to windows application development. Interestingly, one of the most amazing features of Windows 11 is the ability to run Linux GUI Applications using the new version of Windows Subsystem for Linux or WSL2. Windows 11 recently expanded the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL2) with full GUI and X windows support. In this video, Jim McKeeth will help us better understand WSL2. He will show us how it works, proper setup, configuration options, and learn to target it in your application development.

How do I setup and configure Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)?

Windows Subsystem for Linux was introduced in Windows 10 which replaced Windows Services for Unix in 2004. It is developed in collaboration with Canonical and others. Generally, Window Subsystem for Linux (WSL) can be defined as a lightweight virtualization technology that makes it possible to execute Linux binaries on a Windows system. The webinar aims to introduce us to WSL and will teach us everything we need to know about its new version from installation to configuration and proper application. It will demonstrate how to test and run Linux applications on your Windows desktop without the need for a second computer or the overhead of a virtual machine.

In the new version, you can run an actual Linux kernel which improves overall performance. The webinar will provide a step-by-step installation guide and a brief walkthrough of some of the available Linux distributions. From here, McKeeth will demonstrate how to properly set up and configure WSL in order to smoothly run your Linux GUI application in Windows.

How can I write Delphi apps to run on Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)?

The talk will also briefly guide us on how to properly set up Linux Distribution CentOS using a Docker container as well as the use of FMXLinux component in Delphi that provides capabilities for building GUI applications for Linux. To learn more about WSL2 and how to effectively run Linux GUI applications on Windows operating system, feel free to watch the webinar below.   

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