Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Preview with Support for Linux Files


Microsoft yesterday released a new Windows 10 preview with support for Linux files, gaming improvements, and a Chrome extension for Timeline. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18334 (made available to testers on February 9) to build 18342. These builds are from the 19H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of this year.

Windows 10 is being developed as a service, meaning it receives new features on a regular basis. … The seventh update will bring the ability for users to access Linux files in a WSL distro from Windows. These files can be accessed through the command line by navigating to \wsl$ (see a list of running distributions by navigating to \wsl$). Windows apps like File Explorer and Visual Studio Code can also interact with these files.

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