Windows Subsystem for Linux
Windows is able to emulate a Unix system when running WSL - the Windows Subsystem for It enables developers to install a Linux distribution within a Windows environment. and access and utilize Linux applications directly.The default WSL Linux is based on Ubuntu.
To install WSL on Windows follow the instructions here - the following minimal set-up is recommended:
- Windows 11
- WSL 126.96.36.199 with an Ubuntu Distribution
- Docker Engine on Ubuntu: Docker 24.0.4 and Docker compose 2.19.1