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Month: January 2020

Setting up a Linux development environment in Windows – Part 1

I’m making a video game prototype that uses an online authorative server to process game logic. To develop this server-side program, I want to use my familiarity with Linux. I’ve worked with Ubuntu and Arch linux for over 10 years. I like Linux and open source tools, and I want to bring such a development environment to my Windows-based OS so I don’t have to reboot. There are three approaches one could take to achieve this: Virtual machine (VM) running a Linux distro of choice. Docker container running Linux distro of choice. Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) running Linux distro of choice. Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) I am curious about the Windows Subsystem for Linux, so set about using…

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