Windows Subsystem for Linux, a.k.a. WSL2
Microsoft has to give you Linux on Windows to remain credible in the dev community. It’s a FOSS sea change. It’s a FOSSy change.
The Trick of Running LXD Linux Containers on Windows WSL 2 Ubuntu 20.04 and 22.04
The main problem with WSL2 today is the difficulty in getting both systemd and Linux containers (either Docker or LXD) running. It’s the key step to moving from Linux on Windows to Linux on xyz-host. That’s exactly what Microsoft doesn’t want you to be able to do and I find the lack of systemd on WSL suspicious. Anyway, I jumped through these hoops so you don’t have to.