While we have continued to make improvements to our Windows experience on Docker Desktop for users of HyperV, we are excited to see that Microsoft has announced the backport of WSL 2 to Windows version 1903 and 1909. This means that as of today, Docker Desktop Edge users will be able to use Docker Desktop with WSL 2 rather than our legacy HyperV based backend. This is available not only for Windows Pro and Windows Enterprise, but also for Windows Home users. This is the first time that Docker has been available on Windows Home versions 1903 and 1909! πŸŽ‰

This means that these developers will be able to take advantage of WSL 2 and Docker’s integration, allowing developers to store their code within their WSL 2 distro and run the Docker CLI from within this distro. This removes the need to access files stored on the Windows host and provides significant performance improvements for users.

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