Monthly Archives: July 2022

Windows WSL can be Oracle Linux!

The other day I struggled a bit as I was trying to get something to work on the out-of-the-box Windows Subsystem for Linux that ships as Ubuntu. Linux is Linux, but Ubuntu is just a bit different from Oracle Linux (basically RHEL with some better stuff) that I use daily.

Haniel (@haniel211 on Twitter, give him a follow) was giving me a hand and he mentioned that the MS store that has an Oracle Linux WSL application!

Since I didn’t have anything really configured in my current WSL, I just removed the Unbuntu Linux and installed Oracle Linux. It’s pretty awesome to have my WSL match the distribution that I use every day.

Happy Linuxing!