HP Z series will include WSL 2 by default to add Linux to Windows


The HP Z series are one of the most total lines of professional workstations. It has a number of desktop and notebook models to meet the performance needs of professionals and creatives, as well as additional technologies to support the most demanding workflows.

HP is now announcing an interesting addition to its arsenal. A choice of HP Z-series Workstations will have WSL 2 ( the Linux Subsystem for Windows ) pre-installed and pre-enabled, ” so users can quickly and easily maximize productivity right out of the box,” they explain .

With this, these workstations will have extra capabilities such as:

  • Harness the performance of Z by HP and the power of the NVIDIA GPU to total complex workflows in Ubuntu, such as AI and machine learning training, correct on a Windows machine.
  • Access Windows productivity tools while simultaneously using GPU-enabled Ubuntu development workflows.
  • Customize the Ubuntu experience to maximize developer productivity on Windows.

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This tool is very interesting for developers or other professionals who need to run Linux applications, but without leaving Windows , thanks to the second version of this subsystem that initially arrived with limited functions (little more than Bash) and with low performance, but Microsoft has been improving it with each Windows 10 update.

The latest version significantly increased performance, added a full Linux kernel, support for DirectX 12 and graphical applications, and ease of installation. It also added a greater number of supported distributions such as Fedora and SuSE, beyond Ubuntu, which came first after an agreement between Microsoft and Canonical and definitely in Windows 11 it has improved its installation possibilities.

WSL 2 is a convenient add -on for those using Windows and Linux systems as it is an easy-to-use, integrated native Linux environment, adding to the capabilities of HP’s professional workstations.

In this regard, HP has announced another first in partnership with NVIDIA: combining the power of its workstations with Teradici CAS and NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise. It is an innovative platform that enables remote co-creation, simultaneous real-time collaboration, and realistic simulation for design teams. This combination promises to convert 3D workflows, while removing location as a barrier to true 3D collaboration .

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