One of the key goals for the Windows Subsystem for Linux is to allow users to work with their files as they would on Linux, while giving full interoperability with files the user already has on their Windows machine. Unlike a virtual machine, where you have to use network shares or other solutions to share files between the host and guest OS, WSL has direct access to all your Windows drives to allow for easy interop. Windows file systems differ substantially from Linux file systems,. In this video I had the pleasure of talking to Sven Groot who discusses how WSL bridges those two worlds. Overall I have been thoroughly impressed with the sheer engineering prowess it took to get this working. I hope you enjoy the discussion as much as I have.
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