I just got a new laptop, which I chose mainly for its long battery life. It has an i5 8th gen processor and 8GB of RAM. It came with Windows 10 Home.
Now I am intrigued by the idea of having a Linux terminal on my Windows laptop, and am therefore considering paying and upgrading to Windows 10 Pro in order to enable Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
What I'm wondering is whether either of these two things (upgrading to Pro and enabling WSL) would noticeably affect the performance of my machine (whether processor load, memory usage, or battery usage).
Does anyone have any idea?
EDIT: It is clear to me now that WSL does not require Windows 10 Pro. But I think both parts of this question are still worthy questions.