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Roots with WSL 2

WSL 2 is due for general release on May 28th. Whilst I know it’s been available for a while with insider builds. Do we know if the roots guide for Windows setup needs updating for WSL 2? I am seeing conflicting reports whether Virtualbox works with WSL 2.

Some 3rd party applications cannot work when Hyper-V is in use, which means they will not be able to run when WSL 2 is enabled, such as VMware and VirtualBox. However, recently both VirtualBox and VMware have released versions that support Hyper-V and WSL2! You can learn more about VirtualBox’s changes here and VMware’s changes here.

  • I followed the VirtualBox link and found no mention of WSL 2 at all.

I’ve recently had to start using Windows at work instead of OSX, and I am relatively new to the Windows setup. It’s working, just slow in areas, working on it and will report back.

We haven’t had any actual reports yet, so if you do try it out it would be appreciated if you report back and let us know if it worked or not :smile: