Linux GUI Apps Available to Window 10 Insiders

Microsoft is making Linux GUI apps available to Windows 10 testers as an extension to Microsoft’s Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). 

The purpose of the project, named WSLg, is “to enable support for running Linux GUI applications (X11 and Wayland) on Windows in a fully integrated desktop experience,” according to the GitHub project page

WSLg is available now to Windows Insiders, and it lets you run any Linux GUI app or your own applications or testing in a Linux environment. “This could be incredibly useful for developers who want to test their cross-platform app, as they can now run it directly on Windows 10, and then easily inside of Linux without ever needing to change machines or manage a virtual machine,” the announcement states

You can learn more and find detailed installation instructions at the GitHub repository.