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Microsoft and Canonical partner to bring Ubuntu to Windows 10


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#1 adriawa

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 11:16 AM

You'll soon be able to run Ubuntu on Windows 10.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-and-canonical-partner-to-bring-ubuntu-to-windows-10/

Without interference between systems?



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Posted 30 March 2016 - 11:38 AM

Very interesting.


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Posted 30 March 2016 - 12:24 PM

Gee, MS doing a copy cat thing.  To an application, the OS is simply a set of library calls, so MS is putting in hooks for Windows to recognize and run  a native Linux executable.  I'm guessing the "linux subsystem" is basically a set of DLLs that translate the Linux syscalls to the native Windows calls.

 

FreeBSD has had this for a long time, called the "Linuxulator", lets you run native Linux executables ona  BSD box.

 

What would be interesting would be for a GPL violation against MS to pop up.  :devil:


Edited by mremski, 30 March 2016 - 12:25 PM.

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 01:34 PM

 

Canonical and Microsoft are doing this because Ubuntu on Windows' target audience is developers, not desktop users. In particular, as Microsoft and Canonical continue to work more closely together on cloud projects, I expect to find tools that will make it easy for programmers to use Ubuntu to write programs for Ubuntu on the Azure cloud.

 

Because writing Linux code is so much easier on a Windows box... :ranting:

 

Microsoft's way of keeping people tied to the Windows OS, but possibly creating

a new attack vector for crossover malware.

 

Some comments on this "decision"

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11390545


Edited by raw, 30 March 2016 - 01:42 PM.

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 04:14 PM

Why would one want to is the big question if I wanted Windows I would have kept Windows.

 

 

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 04:14 PM

Yeah, great idea :rolleyes:, cos as a Linux user, I really want to share my computer with the data mining, privacy invading, monstrosity that drove me away from Windows in the first place.

 

Can't speak for anyone else, but I can't think of one good reason why I'd want this combination on any hardware of mine.



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Posted 30 March 2016 - 06:03 PM

Its Microsoft what do you expect?

 

 

I really want to share my computer with the data mining, privacy invading, monstrosity that drove me away from Windows in the first place.

Exactly.



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Posted 30 March 2016 - 07:47 PM

And yet Microsoft has the nerve to file paten lawsuits against Linux. :nono: There so crooket its comical. :hysterical:



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Posted 30 March 2016 - 09:24 PM

Should we see this as "If you can't beat 'em join 'em" or "Resistence is futile"? :huh:


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Posted 31 March 2016 - 12:32 AM

Should we see this as "If you can't beat 'em join 'em" or "Resistence is futile"? :huh:

 

Well by the way they've been operating recently, M$ have certainly adopted the tactics of the Borg, so I'd say the latter is the more probable.


Edited by Gary R, 31 March 2016 - 12:32 AM.


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Posted 31 March 2016 - 02:30 AM

Actually kind of thought this would have happened sooner as its well known that Microsofts azure platform is based on linux.
I guess Ballmers shadow is almost done for in this area, only if those other Ballmeresque traits will die off.

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 12:40 PM

Ugh... why. Just why...


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Posted 31 March 2016 - 04:09 PM

Ok so today is April Fools day.



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Posted 31 March 2016 - 05:24 PM

well at the very least it would make a good alternative to MinGW/Cygwin  and will help windows servers work better with linux ones.


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Posted 31 March 2016 - 07:23 PM

In all seriousness, I read the article, and have one question...

 

What does this mean for those of us who thought we had escaped "the other"?


Whatever it was...I didn't do it!





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