Microsoft announced something Linux users would have never dreamed of, the first Microsoft Linux Conference for his or her WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) implementation.
If you never heard of WSL, let us tell you that Windows Subsystem for Linux is a compatibility layer created by Microsoft to let you install GNU/Linux distributions and natively run Linux binaries on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019 operating systems.
WSL 2, the most recent form of Windows Subsystem for Linux, was announced by Microsoft the 2009 summer and it introduces major additional features like an entirely new architecture that utilizes a genuine, in-house built Linux kernel, as well as full system call compatibility to operate more Linux apps.
"This kernel has been specially tuned for WSL 2. It has been optimized for size and performance to give an amazing Linux experience on Windows. We will service this Linux kernel through Windows updates, and that means you will get the latest security fixes and kernel improvements while not having to manage it yourself," said Microsoft.
Windows Subsystem for Linux Conference takes place March 10-11, 2020
Since Microsoft finally takes Linux seriously, the tech giant announced the first ever Microsoft Linux Conference for WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux). Dubbed WSLconf, which means Windows Subsystem for Linux Conference, the big event will require place next year between March 10th and March 11th.
Based on Microsoft, the WSLconf event is going to be organized through the community with no registration fee is needed to attend it, though attendee space is going to be limited. The conference is going to be held on the Microsoft Redmond campus in Washington, america, in Building 20.
Throughout the two-day conference, you'll be able to attend presentations from the Ubuntu on WSL team at Canonical, the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) team at Microsoft, and also the creators of Pengwin, a Linux distro based on Debian GNU/Linux and optimized for WSL. More details about WSLconf are available around the official website.