Which distro for Windows Services for Linux?

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    Which distro for Windows Services for Linux?


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    So someone gave me some scripts that run under Linux, and he uses Linux under WSL. Seems like a good idea, but I have no idea which Linux distro I should use.

    Install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on on Windows 10 | Microsoft Docs

    Years (and years) ago, I worked with Sun Microsystems machines running Solaris and before that a business system that run AT&T UNIX, so I'm no stranger to UNIX/Linux. I want a Linux that doesn't require too much administration for running simple commands and scripts, nothing fancy.

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    To be honest, there are probably as many answers to the question as there are distros out there.

    Easiest? Generally speaking, Linux Mint and Ubuntu are consider the most user friendly.

    It is also a matter of personal preference I think, some want lightweight, others need more command line functionality.

    Distrowatch (filtered) has a good list you can check out: DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD.
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    Rubi said:
    To be honest, there are probably as many answers to the question as there are distros out there.

    Easiest? Generally speaking, Linux Mint and Ubuntu are consider the most user friendly.

    It is also a matter of personal preference I think, some want lightweight, others need more command line functionality.

    Distrowatch (filtered) has a good list you can check out: DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD.
    Thanks for the link, but all I can say is, "TMI." Also, it reminds me of the UNIX version wars in the 80s and 90s between AT&T, HP-UX, AIX, and Solaris. Guess what? Linux won. But now it seems we have this huge fragmentation in the Linux market. Whatever you can say about Windows, and before that DOS and even CP/M, it was basically the same regardless of the hardware.

    I'm going to go with Ubuntu, since that is one of the choices with WSL.

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  4. Posts : 396
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    I think Ubuntu is a good choice in terms of stability and support.

    Good luck!
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