WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) is an awesome bit of innovation by Microsoft that allows you to run Linux inside of Windows 10 without the need for a Virtual Machine. This has several benefits, the largest of which is the memory that you sae by not running a whole secondary OS. Unfortunately it also has it's drawbacks, the biggest of which is a distinct lack of support through editors such as Atom, VSCode, and Sublime Text. As an example usecase take the atom-linter package. Most of the linters, such as linter-php require the path to an executable in order to run. If that executable is inside of WSL however, there is no way to access it.