WSL 2 is the new version of the platform that allows to run Linux distros on top of Windows 10, which now includes file system performance enhancements, improved System Call Support for all Linux apps, such as Docker, FUSE, rsync, etc.
The new version also introduces a full Linux kernel built into the Windows Subsystem for Linux, and Docker Desktop has been added to use WSL 2 as its engine. This allows faster startup speeds and improved resource usage.
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