Last week Microsoft released, to “Windows Insiders”, version 2 of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
Unlike WSL 1, WSL 2 runs Ubuntu in a virtual machine, using Hyper-V — much more similar to Multipass — while using Microsoft’s own Linux kernel.
As a hint of how popular WSL is, right now WSL versions of Ubuntu are the 2nd and 5th most popular apps in Microsoft Store’s “Developer Tools” section.
So, I think it would be useful for the Multipass site (and probably ubuntu․com, too) to describe when Windows users could benefit from choosing Multipass rather than WSL.
One case for using Multipass is if you want more than one instance of the same Ubuntu version. What others are there?