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Paul Susicky • Edited

Probably one of the major disadvantage of WSL (that makes me not to use it on daily basis) are quite slow I/O operations. It should be better in next version of WSL (which is not released AFAIK)

Great article Jeremy! 😄

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Aleksandr Hovhannisyan

Probably one of the major disadvantage of WSL (that makes me not to use it on daily basis) are quite slow I/O operations

Yeah, for sure. Part of the issue is Windows Defender. If you've ever used package managers like yarn or npm on WSL, you'll know that they're painfully slow, mainly because Windows Defender is very aggressive at scanning anything and everything.

WSL's also pretty limited if you need to do networking things on the network that your Windows is connected to.