wsl - demo of WSL2 - runwsl.gif (2.0 MB)

demo of WSL2

    runwsl.gif (2.0 MB)

    Here’s a quick demo of WSL 2 in action. When we start our distro we get access to a working bash shell in under two seconds, and can run services and apps like docker right away. To summarize: while WSL 2 does use a VM, it will be managed and run behind the scenes leaving you with the same user experience as WSL 1.


1. launch ubuntu from windows10

2. start docker service

3. run alpine docker

4. ls alpine filesystem

5. show alpine-release

6. figlet WSL 2 IS AWESOME!

Total 23 seconds.