Windows Subsystem for Linux hits version 0.65.1

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Like father, like son! Just like the Windows Subsystem for Android received a new update this month, the Windows Subsystem for Linux also recently received an update.

One that takes the subsystem to version 0.65.1.

Every Insider, regardless of ring, can grab this latest update to WSL, which will first roll out for them and then ship to everyone else at a later date. You know, after thorough testing and quashing of any bugs that get spotted.

If you are unaware of what Windows Subsystem for Linux is, this powerful piece of software wizardry is designed to allow you to run GNU/Linux environments directly in Windows without requiring virtual machines or dual-boot configurations.

This makes this handy utility, available both on Windows 11 and Windows 10, a very useful solution for cross-platform development and testing.

Ben Hills, manager of the Linux on Windows team at Microsoft shared news of this new version over on Twitter, also specifying that all Insiders would receive this build.

As for what’s new in this version, this is appropriately outlined over at GitHub here.

Alongside the lengthy changelog of all that this new release brings, you can also download the MSIX bundle for WSL 0.65.1 from the same GitHub page.

As mentioned above, this idea of making this available for all Insiders is to cast a wide net for feedback, and then using that feedback to determine whether this release is fit for general availability or if it requires more polish.

Once the update has received positive feedback and is assed for quality, it should be available for anyone that wants it.