10/9/2021 8:58:23 AM
A good OS should always expand basic file system support and not take it away and Windows 11 has done that with its release on Oct 5, 2021. In contrast, a competiting OS from the last year took away its own AFP and SMB support as is apparent in the continuing Big Sur and SMB problems.
With the introduction of Windows 11, it has expanded its Linux support with the improved WSL2. Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is the feature that is available in Windows 10 and enhanced in Windows 11. It allows users to run a minimal Linux distro app in Windows 11 without apparently using any kind of virtual machine manager.
What has not been reported is that now WSL2 has the ability to mount and read and write WD Discovery (WDD) mounted kddfs virtual file system which makes for the first time limited kddfs support under Linux. As shown below, the WDD mounted drive ‘Z:’ is now seen and operable under Linux Nautilus file manager windowed on the Windows 11 desktop, side by side with the Win11 file manager.