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Windows Feedback: a WSL love letter

IntroductionAs many of you, you might have seen a request for Feedback from the Windows team and how it help us innovating, creating or simply help running our daily Business.
For me, while Windows 10 is certainly one of the best version so far, what really stood out since now almost 2 years is WSL.
So here is the text I sent as a feedback (minus the typos) and I will warn you: this IS a Love Letter. So if you're not interested in "Care Bear" writting, good bye and have a nice day. The feedback
Windows 10 is for me the WSL love and the impact it’s causing on the “legacy IT genes” itself.
Since now ever, in a computerized view, Windows was the evil Dragon to be slain by the *nix knights in shiny armor.
And then Windows 10 came, with two main crazy ideas.
The first one is to have an unchanged, not recompiled linux environment running side by side with Windows and not virtually (as in Virtualization) separated.
And with the possibility to call binaries from both sides: Interoperabi…

Scripting with GO: what about Windows?

!!! Warning !!!Once again, let me repeat, I'm by no means a developer nor a sysadmin (at least no more since 5 years).
This means that, while the solution below worked for me and I could reproduce it, it's not 100% safe neither!
Also, my solution still feels incomplete (read further), so if someone know the tweak to make it even more compete, please share it and reach out in Twitter, I'll be waiting.
IntroductionBy now, everyone following @jessfraz read her take about the very neat "little hack" from @cloudflareUsing Go as a scripting language in Linux

As a good WSL Corsair, I tried it and it just worked!
But then, based on my latest playground of having a seamless coding experience between WSL and Windows (thanks @bketelsen for the love and notification spam), I really thought it would be unfair to "my Windows side" to not be able enjoying the fun of GO scripting (yes, split personality is bad).

So as the good Corsair I am, it was time to see if some shinn…

WSL: One Home to host them all

IntroductionThis blog post will explain how a single home mount can be shared accross all the WSL instances. It was quite fun to find the idea and then make it happen. It will use all the tools currently available from WSL, so please don't expect a "Linux only" as Interopability will be heavily used. And before I start, here is my point of view about WSL: It's not only Linux!
It's different, just like GNU is different from Unix (yes I said it).We have finally the strength of both worlds combined. And while I do understand the "dev" aspect is meant to be reproducible in a Linux prod environment, the "ops" side is meant to take advantages of everything that can make the full environment feeling Home. Setup requirementsIn order to really enjoy this solution, I do recommend having 2 or more WSL distros installed or, if you fell like a real WSLCorsair, try @bketelsencrazy setup (I love it)!
While the distros are downloading, let's prepare the Windo…