Today, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 21364 to the Dev channel with the first-ever support for Linux GUI apps.
“The Windows Subsystem for Linux now includes a first preview of support for GUI applications,” the Microsoft announcement post notes. “This means [that] you can now run your favorite GUI editors, tools, and applications, [sic] to develop, test, build and run your Linux apps.”
Additionally, build 21364 features a revamped Task Manager that can now identify individual Microsoft Edge processes and view their resource consumption, plus a new experimental feature called “Eco mode” that gives users the option to throttle process resources. “This feature is helpful when you notice an app consuming high resources and would like to limit its consumption so that the system gives priority to other apps which will lead to faster foreground responsiveness and better energy efficiency,” Microsoft explains.