WLinux Enterprise Edition
WLinux Enterprise is a Linux distribution for Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) that is compatible with the mainstream enterprise Linux vendor distribution.
New and casual Linux users are strongly encouraged to obtain WLinux from the Microsoft Store instead. WLinux includes end user support and several usability modifications and tools, such as wlinux-setup, to improve the overall WSL experience for end users.
WLinux Enterprise allows businesses, education, government, and other organizations to deploy a secure, reliable, and familiar Linux distribution on Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows 10.
WLinux Enterprise was designed to be highly adaptable for secure enterprise environments and is compatible with the mainstream enterprise Linux vendor distribution and other derivatives.
Custom builds of WLinux Enterprise can be configured using standard Kickstart files to use internal package repositories and leverage other mainstream enterprise Linux vendor distribution security features.
Businesses and other organizations who wish to license WLinux Enterprise, develop a custom build for their specific needs, and recieve ongoing support for WLinux Enterprise should e-mail us or visit our website for advice, details, and a quote.
There are several approaches to deploying WLinux Enterprise on existing Windows 10 networks and Whitewater Foundry will work with your business or organization to develop a deployment, security, and support solution:
Microsoft Store Build
WLinux Enterprise is provided on the Microsoft Store on a self-support basis for advanced individual end users who simply need an enterprise compatible WSL distro. It adheres very closely to mainstream enterprise Linux defaults. The WLinux Enterprise build provided on the Microsoft Store does NOT include dedicated end user support, wlinux-setup, or the usability features that accompany WLinux.
The WLinux Enterprise build provided on the Microsoft Store is derived from Scientific Linux an enterprise Linux rebuild sponsored by the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. A portion of the net sales proceeds from WLinux Enterprise on the Microsoft Store go to Fermilab Friends for Science Education, a 501(c)(3) organization whose sole purpose is to support K-12 education programs offered by Fermilab.
- Official mainstream enterprise Linux vendor documentation
- Man page for yum - Guide for the yum package manager.
- Troubleshooting Windows Subsystem for Linux - Solving common problems when installing WSL distros on Windows 10 from Microsoft.
- CentOS System Administration Essentials - Microsoft Store eBook, $14.
- Awesome WSL - An Awesome collection of Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) information, distributions, and tools.
WLinux Enterprise is provided on the Microsoft Store for individual users on a self-support basis. Basic troubleshooting will solve many problems. You may also open an issue on our GitHub for community support.
Whitewater Foundry, Ltd. Co. is an open-source startup that created WLinux, the first Linux distribution designed for Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows 10. WLinux has since become a top developer tool on the Microsoft Store and Whitewater Foundry, Ltd. Co. has grown to a worldwide team. WLinux Enterprise grew out of demand for a mainstream enterprise Linux vendor distribution on WSL from enterprise clients.
WLinux Enterprise is not endorsed by or affiliated with Scientific Linux, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the United States Department of Energy, the CentOS Project®, Microsoft®, or Red Hat, Inc.
See LICENSE.md for important information on trademarks, copyright, patents, and software licensing.
See BUILDING.md for steps on how to build WLinux Enterprise from source.