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Explore what’s in store – Ubuntu Preview on WSL

This article was last updated 1 year ago.

Ubuntu Preview is now available to download and install from the Microsoft App store

Hot on the heels of our Ubuntu 22.04 LTS release, we’ve already started building our first images for Ubuntu 22.10, codename: Kinetic Kudu.

Up until now, Ubuntu WSL users have had access to our current Long Term Supported (LTS) releases. These provide a stable Ubuntu development environment, deeply integrated with Windows, for data science, cloud, web and IoT developers.

But what if you’re one of those folks who like to live life on the edge? Someone who wants innovation first and stability second? Well, Ubuntu Preview is here to satisfy the thrill-seekers, allowing users to try out the latest updates and improvements the moment they’re available.

This app delivers the latest daily builds of Ubuntu WSL directly to your Windows machine. As amazing as that sounds, it should come as no surprise that this is not recommended for production development. It may be unstable and it will have bugs. But if you want a sneak peek at the future of Ubuntu, or to help identify issues and improvements, it might just be the app for you!

Try Ubuntu Preview for WSL today!

Get Ubuntu Preview

We’re keen to hear your experiences. Don’t forget you can give feedback and report issues in the WSL category of the Ubuntu Discourse.

If you’re a first time user of Ubuntu WSL, we have a range of tutorials to get you up and running.

Finally, to find out more about how Ubuntu WSL enables data scientists, sign up to our upcoming webinar:

Cross platform data science workflows using Ubuntu WSL

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