Microsoft released improvements to its Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL) in a Windows 10 preview build on Wednesday, with features benefiting newcomers and developers alike. As part of the update, WSL2 can now perform GPU compute functions, including using Nvidiaâ€™s CUDA technology.Â
The new additions deliver on the promises Microsoft made at Mayâ€™s Build 2020 conference, where the company also teased graphical user interface support for the Windows Subsystem for Linux. Weâ€™re still waiting on those capabilities.Â
WSLâ€™s improvements are part of Windows 10 Build 20150, part of the Dev Channel of Insider builds. Formerly known as the Fast Ring, the Dev Channel is devoted to testing new features which arenâ€™t necessarily tied to any upcoming Windows 10 feature release.