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Linus Torvalds To Join Microsoft To Head Windows 10 Project


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 04:15 PM

This is breaking bad. This is big. Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, and a champion of free and open source software has finally call it a day and has agreed to join Microsoft as the project head of the upcoming Windows 10 project. According to Bloomberg, Linus will be working on a new Kernel design for Microsoft that will make, usually vulnerable, Windows OS virtually impossible to be infected by viruses and malware.
 
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Windows 10 is the most ambitious program of Microsoft till date as it aims to revolutionize the computing experience like never before. Apart from no viruses, it will also not have the blue screen of death anymore. The OS will run smoothly on any PC, Tablet or Smartphone providing a unified experience on all devices. Windows 10 will boot very quickly (in 9 seconds) and will not slow down after one month of use. It will also not have tons of temporary files and user will face no registry problem at all.
 
The news of Linus joining Microsoft has outraged the hardcore Linux users. Forums and Google Plus are flooded with reactions from angry users who felt like cheated on this news. Billy Soft, who started using Ubuntu 2 weeks back, when his Windows 8.1 crashed, was almost in tears. “Man! I hate Windows”, said Billy, “I was making fun of my friends the other day for they are still using Windows. Windows is for grandpa, Linux is hip and cool. It makes you feel like a Geek. But now my friend just poked me asking if I’ll revert to Windows after 25 years.”



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 04:24 PM

According to Bloomberg, Linus will be working on a new Kernel design for Microsoft that will make, usually vulnerable, Windows OS virtually impossible to be infected by viruses and malware.

Nothing is absolute :blink: Don't know if Microsoft said that or Bloomberg made it look that way?

Oh well. Good luck with that, Mr. Torvalds.

Regards from a Windows 7 user

Edit: Just realized what day is it... :hysterical:

Edited by Alexstrasza, 31 March 2015 - 04:30 PM.


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Posted 31 March 2015 - 04:28 PM

Oh God this looks like fun. I'll be monitoring /g/ for the whole evening and night to see threads coming up about this. I'll post the funniest (and most insightful too) ones here.

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 04:28 PM

Is it April Fools' Day already?



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 04:56 PM

Hmmm...forgot about that :).

 

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 05:20 PM

The same thing was reported 2 years ago to the day... must be a conspiracy. :lmao:



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 06:31 PM

Don't know which time zone you are in NickAu, but it was still the 31st of march for me when you made that post. And on the subject of timezones I think bloomberg is a US based site isn't it, meaing it is still late evening of the 31st for them now.

Certainly a surprising development, looks like every assumption people made about operating systems might be about to be turned upside down.

This certainly looks like microsoft is trying something radically new, whether it will be for the good or ill of the consumer remains to be seen.

One suggestion I can see that would make this an april fool is the contradictory time periods mentioned in the paragrpah about "Billy Soft",
??? 2weeks=25years ???

Edited by rp88, 31 March 2015 - 06:34 PM.

Back on this site, for a while anyway, been so busy the last year.

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 06:40 PM

This certainly looks like microsoft is trying something radically new....

Like pretending that Torvolds would ever work for them for any amount of money? :lmao:



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 08:59 PM


Don't know which time zone you are in NickAu, but it was still the 31st of march for me

 

Same here. If I hadn't scrolled down to read the comments I'd have walked away believing it. :P



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Posted 01 April 2015 - 07:30 AM

I think you got some facts mixed up Nick. :wink: It's not Linus joining Microsoft, it's MS developing their own brand of Linux:

http://itsfoss.com/microsoft-announces-linux-os
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Posted 01 April 2015 - 11:16 AM

Meanwhile, back at the ranch... MS has been busy re-vamping their approach to mobile devices, by going back to basics http://www.neowin.net/news/microsofts-new-operating-system-reinvents-ms-dos-for-mobile

 

They sure have been busy recently.



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Posted 01 April 2015 - 06:46 PM

You mean MS have re-invented texting ?  You mean we  might get colour next ?  I can't wait !

 

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