I would like to be able to run Linux programs (CLI, maybe GUI) in Windows 10 64-bit, and bonus would be nice to work in the Linux system itself (create files and folders, shell scripts). I used to do this with a virtual machine I installed Linux on, but running a virtual machine takes a long time and it consumes a lot of system resources. I would like to reduce resource consumption and reduce startup time.
What does not work for me:
- Dual-boot (no simultaneous access to Windows and Linux)
- RDP, VNC (I need offline version)
- Cygwin (requires recompiling source code as far as I know, this takes time)
- WSL2 (it's slow).
What is close to what I want:
- coLinux and forks (nice, but does not support 64-bit Windows)
- Wine (designed to run Windows programs on Linux, I would like the opposite)
Maybe I need something that works with Compatibility layer but I didn't find the right program in that list.