With the release of Windows 10 Insider Build 16215, Microsoft has announced that now users don’t need to activate Developer Mode to run Linux on Windows 10. Now, Microsoft thinks that WSL is stable enough to remove this restriction. However, this change still keeps Linux an optional component and the users manually need to enable Windows Subsystem for Linux.
Windows 10 team considers the WSL pretty stable and wants to help more users take advantage of this toolset.
At its 2017 Build developer conference, Microsoft announced that it’ll be adding Linux distros to Windows Store itself.