On Windows 11, you can run graphical Linux applications by installing and running them from the Linux command line.
For example, install the Linux terminator application on Ubuntu 22.04:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt install terminator -y
Run the application:
A new terminal window will appear on your Windows desktop.
Linux applications will appear on the Windows taskbar with a small penguin. You can pin them to the taskbar and add icons to the applications menu.
Windows runs a containerized Linux with XServer, Wayland, and Pulse Audio.
To inspect the Linux environment variables:
echo $WAYLAND_DISPLAY echo $PULSE_SERVER echo $DISPLAY
Graphical Linux applications have seamless copy/paste with Windows making them easier to use.