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Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a compatibility layer for running Linux command-line tools and apps on Windows, and Windows Server.

WSL was originated from a cancelled project called Project Astoria, which it was designed to run Android apps on Windows 10 Mobile, but it was shelved and it is being retooled as a Linux emulator for Windows 10 PCs. Original plans for Project Astoria is later reincarnated in Windows Subsystem for Android.

2016–present (primary)[]

Tux
Designer:  Larry Ewing
Typography:  None
Launched:  Unknown

The main icon for WSL is "Tux the Penguin", while using Linux distributions on WSL will commonly use their logos as an icon.

2021-present (secondary)[]

Windows Subsystem for Linux icon
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This icon only appears on its Microsoft Store page.

See also[]


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