Source code behind the Windows Subsystem for Linux documentation. (by MicrosoftDocs)

WSL Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to WSL

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a better WSL alternative or higher similarity.

WSL reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of WSL. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-13.


Basic WSL repo stats
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MicrosoftDocs/WSL is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of WSL is PowerShell.

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