WSL appears to be more consistent than Windows 11

Alexandru Poloboc
by Alexandru Poloboc
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  • WSL, which is a Windows subsystem for Linux, seems to be more reliable.
  • Users praise it and say that it's more consistent than Windows 11 itself.
  • Microsoft's new operating system was just launched yesterday, October 5th.
WSL Windows 11

The talk of the town these days is undoubtedly Microsoft’s new operating system, so let’s continue to add to the immense pile of news regarding this software.

We already know that it was released just one day ago and it’s already causing a lot of trouble for users. Not only is it the root cause for slower connections, but it can also brick your PC if you’re not careful.

While waiting for it, we’ve also taken an in-depth look at some of the new Windows 11 compatible laptops that well know manufacturers have put on the market lately.

But what do we know about its consistency as an OS? We’re talking about the full product, of course, not Insider preview versions.

Windows 11 users claim WLS is more consistent

The main reason why WSL has more consistency than the main product itself is because Linux is more consistent.

Most apps use a theming engine called GTK, which means that all apps look consistent but can easily be customized.

However, some users moved back to Windows 11 after trying WSL, because of an issue where every time they opened a window they got about a second of stutter, and the mouse cursor would be unresponsive the entire stutter.

Another problem that arose while using the subsystem was that users couldn’t control their system fans on Linux, for whatever reason.

Also, Discord had no sound during screen share. But, all-in-all, a lot of people agree that WSL is a bit more reliable than the real deal.

But let’s not forget that Windows 11 is still fresh, only being released yesterday, so there is still a lot of room for improvement.

And we’re sure that Microsoft will react promptly and patch any inconsistency found or reported by the community.

Since we’re speaking about running Windows 11 on different operating systems, we thought you should know that you can now run Microsoft’s new OS on M1 chips as well, despite past rumors that it wasn’t possible.

This can be achieved by using the Parallels 17 VM. It’s also great for playing some beloved new games, but we recommend you inform yourself about this experience before doing it.

If you haven’t got your free Windows 11 upgrade yet, make sure that the device you want to install it on is compatible with this new operating system.

The rollout process has started yesterday, October 5th, and will continue throughout 2021, all the way up to mid-2022.

So don’t panic if you still haven’t been prompted to make the transition from Windows 10, because it might take a while.

The Redmond-based tech company did say that newer models will be prioritized, so just sit back, relax, and wait for your turn.