Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) has seen a number of community-supported projects, but systemd was one of the most sought-after requirements by developers. There have already been projects such as one-script-wsl2-systemd and genie to implement systemd on WSL2 in Windows 11 and 10. Noticing the passion for systemd implementations for WSL2, Microsoft has partnered with Canonical (publisher of Ubuntu) to bring official systemd support for Windows Subsystem for Linux. And now, developers can enable systemd for WSL2 in Windows 11 in 5 easy steps. So if you are interested, let’s go ahead and learn how to turn on systemd for WSL2 in Windows 11.
Enable Systemd for WSL2 in Windows 11 (2023)
In this tutorial, we have mentioned the instructions to enable systemd for Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 11 along with a quick explainer on the subject.
What is Systemd in Linux?
Systemd is a system and service manager for Linux-based operating systems. It’s essentially responsible for launching system components and services during the booting of a Linux system. You can say that it’s the parent process and initializes all other processes, hence, its PID (Process Identifier) is 1. So what is the big deal now that Windows Subsystem for Linux supports systemd?
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