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Top Forums UNIX for Beginners Questions & Answers Now that WSL v2 exists why would you still leave Windows for Linux ? Post 303045505 by sreyan32 on Saturday 28th of March 2020 09:03:43 AM
Old 03-28-2020
Now that WSL v2 exists why would you still leave Windows for Linux ?

Disclaimer:
I apologize in advance if this question seems a bit "trolly". But I have nowhere else to turn to and no other place to ask this, so I request everyone to keep an open mind and try to view this from the perspective of a Linux noob who is actually struggling with wanting to leave Windows 10 for Linux.

Now that Windows Subsystem for Linux v2 has full system call compatibility with Linux, what are the reasons why you would still use a full Linux system as your "daily-driver". I ask this because, it seems Microsoft has sort of given us the best of both worlds.

I mean we know that the power of Linux is mainly in the command line so we get that with WSL 2, and the power of Windows is in its extremely friendly user-interface, so it makes perfect sense marrying these two concepts. Plus you can also get an Xfce GUI working in WSLv2.

Despite this many will say there are a lot more advantages to have a full Linux system. So my question is what are they ?
 

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GRUB-FILE(1)						      General Commands Manual						      GRUB-FILE(1)

NAME
grub-file -- Check if FILE is of specified type. SYNOPSIS
grub-file (--is-i386-xen-pae-domu | --is-x86_64-xen-domu | --is-x86-xen-dom0 | --is-x86-multiboot | --is-x86-multiboot2 | --is-arm-linux | --is-arm64-linux | --is-ia64-linux | --is-mips-linux | --is-mipsel-linux | --is-sparc64-linux | --is-powerpc-linux | --is-x86-linux | --is-x86-linux32 | --is-x86-kfreebsd | --is-i386-kfreebsd | --is-x86_64-kfreebsd | --is-x86-knetbsd | --is-i386-knetbsd | --is-x86_64-knetbsd | --is-i386-efi | --is-x86_64-efi | --is-ia64-efi | --is-arm64-efi | --is-arm-efi | --is-hibernated-hiberfil | --is-x86_64-xnu | --is-i386-xnu | --is-xnu-hibr | --is-x86-bios-bootsector) FILE DESCRIPTION
grub-file is used to check if FILE is of a specified type. OPTIONS
--is-i386-xen-pae-domu Check if FILE can be booted as i386 PAE Xen unprivileged guest kernel --is-x86_64-xen-domu Check if FILE can be booted as x86_64 Xen unprivileged guest kernel --is-x86-xen-dom0 Check if FILE can be used as Xen x86 privileged guest kernel --is-x86-multiboot Check if FILE can be used as x86 multiboot kernel --is-x86-multiboot2 Check if FILE can be used as x86 multiboot2 kernel --is-arm-linux Check if FILE is ARM Linux --is-arm64-linux Check if FILE is ARM64 Linux --is-ia64-linux Check if FILE is IA64 Linux --is-mips-linux Check if FILE is MIPS Linux --is-mipsel-linux Check if FILE is MIPSEL Linux --is-sparc64-linux Check if FILE is SPARC64 Linux --is-powerpc-linux Check if FILE is POWERPC Linux --is-x86-linux Check if FILE is x86 Linux --is-x86-linux32 Check if FILE is x86 Linux supporting 32-bit protocol --is-x86-kfreebsd Check if FILE is x86 kFreeBSD --is-i386-kfreebsd Check if FILE is i386 kFreeBSD --is-x86_64-kfreebsd Check if FILE is x86_64 kFreeBSD --is-x86-knetbsd Check if FILE is x86 kNetBSD --is-i386-knetbsd Check if FILE is i386 kNetBSD --is-x86_64-knetbsd Check if FILE is x86_64 kNetBSD --is-i386-efi Check if FILE is i386 EFI file --is-x86_64-efi Check if FILE is x86_64 EFI file --is-ia64-efi Check if FILE is IA64 EFI file --is-arm64-efi Check if FILE is ARM64 EFI file --is-arm-efi Check if FILE is ARM EFI file --is-hibernated-hiberfil Check if FILE is hiberfil.sys in hibernated state --is-x86_64-xnu Check if FILE is x86_64 XNU (Mac OS X kernel) --is-i386-xnu Check if FILE is i386 XNU (Mac OS X kernel) --is-xnu-hibr Check if FILE is XNU (Mac OS X kernel) hibernated image --is-x86-bios-bootsector Check if FILE is BIOS bootsector SEE ALSO
info grub Web Feb 26 2014 GRUB-FILE(1)

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