Windows 11 users can now install AlmaLinux from the Microsoft Store

Microsoft’s Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is awesome. If you’re unfamiliar, this essentially lets you easily run a Linux distribution (and stuff) from Windows 11 (or Windows 10). Even better, you can install these distros directly from the Microsoft Store. There are also many popular Linux operating systems on this store, such as Kali and Oracle.

And now another Linux-based operating system has arrived on the Microsoft Store. You see, starting this month, you can download and install AlmaLinux by clicking here.

The home page reads: “AlmaLinux OS is coming to WSL! Now you can run all your favorite applications from the EL ecosystem, using the platform you know and love using all standard tools, including dnf/ yum, etc. AlmaLinux is community owned and controlled Enterprise-grade, RHEL and CentOS 1:1 compatible Linux operating system.”

If you are a home user who wants to try WSL, you should probably avoid this particular distro. Why? Because AlmaLinux is designed to replace the now discontinued CentOS, which was itself a derivative of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). In other words, it is primarily intended for enterprise users.

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