TechSpot—To be clear, it was never a difficult process, per se; Microsoft maintains a set of easy-to-follow installation instructions over in its WSL documentation. However, it did require basic knowledge and familiarity with command lines, which the average user may not have. Granted, those users might prefer to stick to
Microsoft makes Windows Subsystem for Linux for Windows 11 a separate app in the Microsoft Store. Microsoft is taking the first step toward making WSL available as a decoupled app available via the Microsoft Store via a first preview release.