WSL with Hayden Barnes

WSL with Hayden Barnes

Today I had the privilege of speaking with Hayden Barnes, a developer advocate for Ubuntu at Canonical. Hayden is known as the Microsoft guy at a Linux company, he founded Pengwin - a WSL distribution, and previously worked as an attorney.

  • From Law to Linux
  • Getting into systems programming
  • Working at Canonical
  • What is WSL?
  • WSL compared to WSL2
  • Upstream from project to WSL
  • Future of WSL
  • Canonical’s involvement
  • Skills for the job
  • Proudest project
  • Toughest challenge
  • Life outside of tech

WSL Architecture

WSL Pico Process Overview

WSLConf

More on Hayden:

Blog Site

@unixterminal on Twitter

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I like the guy already

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He discusses that a bit in the show. Some folks have accused him of being a Microsoft shill and have tried to dox him. He left that part out but under his toughest challenge it was working with some of the more extreme people in OSS/FOSS.

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