Windows Subsystem for Linux The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is nifty feature in Windows 10 that let’s us run Linux binaries inside of our Windows environment. WSL was first released as stable with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update so you’ll want to make sure you’re running at least that version of Windows 10 or newer to take full advantage of it. WSL currently supports Ubuntu, openSUSE, and SLES distributions with support for more in the pipeline.