Do you have experience with Windows Subsystem for Linux WSL?

Have you tried Windows Susbsystem for Linux yet? I'm curious what your thoughts are. Do you have any tips and tricks before I start using it?
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Brandon LyonSenior Frontend DeveloperAsked:
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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
nope, i did use coLinux in the day but that died a few years ago.
Jesse BruffettM&F-ing SorcererCommented:
It's still VERY hit an miss on what works and doesn't. most network bases apps like nmap for instance, do not work. ssh does, ping does, and a few other standard Linux network apps do but most 3rd party ones fall flat on their face. Basically all I count on it being good for is an SSH tool, or I'll use it for a quick dig or whois but beyond that I still run VM's for anything else Linux based that I need. I hope that MS improves this a lot in the near future, I'd like to be able to use it for something substantial, but I have my doubts that will ever happen.

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serialbandCommented:
It's half implemented just like their older SFU https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Services_for_UNIX
That's because Visual C++ back then, and probably even now, have half implemented unix API ports.

It's why people used cygwin back then to get a much better unix/linux environment on Windows. https://cygwin.com/
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Brandon LyonSenior Frontend DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I'm not a fan of Cygwin, it feels like a cobbled-together bunch of half-solutions. I prefer to run a full Linux VM. I was hoping that WSL would be a better option but it's looking like that is not the case.
Brandon LyonSenior Frontend DeveloperAuthor Commented:
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Brandon LyonSenior Frontend DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I came across a good article today which showcases a few uses for Windows Subsystem for Linux:

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