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Discussion on: A Guide to Installing the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and Windows Terminal

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David R. Myers Author • Edited

First of all, thanks for taking the time to mention this! To answer your question, there are a number of reasons why performance could be impacted, but my best guess without any context is that you are working on files across the file systems. Here is a resource that explains this issue in more depth.

The recommendation is to store files in the Linux file system if you are working in the Linux terminal. I will add this as a disclaimer in the article!

Edit: the article has been updated.

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Ben Calder

Thanks for the suggestion; though I did already dismiss that particular cause. In the end trying to get WSL working reminded me why I ditched Windows for development work in the first place. I much prefer Linux; so I guess I'll just stick with my VM :)