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Offline JonB256

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Linux in Windows 10 (promises, promises)
« on: May 07, 2019, 07:01:32 AM »
Wondering if the current promise of Linux inside of Windows 10 would be sufficient to run the Linux version xLights? (or any other FPP / Falcon related software)

https://www.zdnet.com/article/hell-freezing-over-microsoft-readies-its-own-linux-for-windows/

https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-is-getting-a-microsoft-built-linux-kernel/

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Re: Linux in Windows 10 (promises, promises)
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 12:10:25 PM »
Interesting..   From what I have read, this is basically the Linux kernel running inside a lightweight Hyper-V VM, so you could run more Linux programs than the current WSL method allows.

I ordered an Atomic Pi with one intent to play around with a x86-64 image for FPP at some point, so running FPP in a VM on a Windows machine would work as well.  I know that Pat has done it before using the FPP_Install.sh script to install FPP in an Ubuntu VM.
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