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Discussion on: WSL vs plain old VirtualBox

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Amritanshu Pandey

If automation and ease of setting up is a concern, you can also look at Multipass (

It shows creating VMs easily using pre installed images, and it supports cloud-init for configuring if desired.

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt Author • Edited

Thanks for your suggestion, and just tested.

  • Multipass seems to need either VirtualBox or Hyper-V. However, Hyper-V isn't available in my Windows 10 Home Edition
  • Multipass distro? It's an CLI-based distro only; no desktop environment. I currently have most problems with GUI.
  • VirtualBox can also install mini.iso, if I really needed to. Also, VirtualBox's GUI makes to easier to manage.

If I used Windows 10 Ultimate Edition or something, I might change my mind. But, it doesn't make sense for me to purge genuine Windows 10 that came with the laptop, just to install a more complete version of Windows.