Microsoft gives Windows Subsystem for Linux a new icon, fixes issues and updates kernel>

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Microsoft has released the latest preview version of Windows Subsystem for Linux, bringing with it a lengthy changelog, an updated kernel and a new icon.

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With the launch of Windows Subsystem for Linux Pre-release 0.50.2.0, Microsoft has introduced a new icon (featuring, of course, a penguin), but there’s far more to this release than just this visual update. The latest version fixes various WSL issues, updates the Linux kernel, and includes numerous other changes and additions.

Continuing its embrace of Linux, Microsoft has used the latest version of WSL to make numerous changes to this increasingly invaluable tool. Key changes with this release include updating the tar used for importing and exporting WSL2 distributions, as well as adding new strings and parameters, while updating existing ones.

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