UPDATE 06/27/2020: Am reclaiming Media Library space by deleting old pics.


Who would’ve ever guessed that the ‘PURE’ Arch Linux fanatics would ever crave acceptance by Microsoft?! Heck, that group doesn’t even recognize Arch-based Linux Distros like Manjaro and Antergos! Well, call it “pure” or “vanilla,” but it’s still nothing more than ‘DOS’ Arch Linux to me.

Wanted to test the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) before Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) comes out, since I really like this move by Microsoft … thusly, I needed to find out how to add WSL to my main testing computer – ‘Rose’. During the search, I came across this…

Windows 10 Linuxed: Popular Linux distribution Arch Linux has made its way to the Microsoft Store:
Snip … The company recently announced Windows Terminal, a productive and modern terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL at their annual Build Developer Conference.

This is not one-sided love. Linux distributions are loving the new Microsoft and are willingly bringing command line utilities to the Microsoft Store. The latest to join the bandwagon is Arch Linux … snip

That was quick! Archies have never wanted anything to do with Microsoft and/or Windows, but they certainly rushed to get WSL Arch Linux into the Microsoft Store. Makes you wonder why they were in such a rush now, huh? Anyway, that article directed me to this – Windows Subsystem for Linux Installation Guide for Windows 10 – which explained how to install it from Windows PowerShell (ran as Administrator). Had never even opened it before – looks like a fancy command prompt to me.

With WSL installed … just went ahead and installed WSL Arch Linux also. Here are some screenshots of the process and results…