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Discussion Thread, Microsoft Brings Ubuntu, Suse, and Fedora to Windows Store


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#1 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 10:52 AM

This is interesting news. If you are running Windows 10 Microsoft will now offer different Linux distros  through the Microsoft Store;

 

 

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 04:42 PM

I just don't trust M$.


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 06:33 PM

I just don't trust M$.

 

 

You might not believe it but there are people that work at Microsoft that say the same thing about Linux!!!! :hysterical:


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Posted 13 May 2017 - 08:09 AM

 

I just don't trust M$.

 

 

You might not believe it but there are people that work at Microsoft that say the same thing about Linux!!!! :hysterical:

 

 Personally, I can well believe it, Rocky. But I can definitely see Nick's point.....and, by & large, I agree with him.

 

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 09:53 AM

It never ceases to amaze me of how soon people fail to remember Microsoft and all of their under-handed tactics to force Win 10 upon users. With that in mind, it is probably safe to assume this is part of Nick's opinion as well as others. And I fervently agree.

 

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 10:27 AM

I remember when Microsoft changed the Windows 10 upgrade dialog window where clicking on the red X to close the window installed Windows 10 anyway. That was really shifty.

 

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/229040-microsofts-latest-trick-clicking-x-to-dismiss-windows-10-upgrade-doesnt-stop-upgrade-process



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 12:22 AM

Why would you want to get them from the Windows Store anyway, when you can download them direct from source ????

 

Personally I'd never DL anything from anywhere other than its source website.

 

As for Microsoft's business ethics, well the least said about them the better. Their actions throughout the whole W10 upgrade process have been deplorable, and are what have driven many of us to seek an alternate OS.



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 06:28 AM

Reading the article, much ado about nothing.  Sounds like MS is simply offering "prepackaged" containers/virtual machines of some distributions to make it easier for someone to run it on a Windows (likely 10) machine.  Target for this is likely a developer in a corporate environment that has to use a Widows machine for all the office stuff like email and documents, but needs to develop on a Linux platform.

 

If you're adept at setting up virtual machines on Windows, this is a "meh, so what seems to come to mind".  If you're not or your bosses want to have something consistent, this is a reasonable solution.

 

You don't trust MS?  Well, they haven't changed for the better since XP, so why are you not on an alternative OS already?


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 06:54 AM

Well, they haven't changed for the better since XP, so why are you not on an alternative OS already?

 

That's a matter of opinion, XP had a whole bunch of issues that were addressed better in later Microsoft OSs. However since W10 was introduced, it appears that Microsoft are more interested in data mining their customers, than they are in supplying them with a product that they can customise to their own particular tastes and needs.

 

Personally I've been using Linux in one form or another for quite some time, but I've only moved to it on a more permanent basis since I changed hardware (my previous machine only ever really got on well with Puppy), and since it has become clear that Microsoft is no longer heading in a direction that I wish to take.



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:03 AM

 

Well, they haven't changed for the better since XP, so why are you not on an alternative OS already?

 

That's a matter of opinion, XP had a whole bunch of issues that were addressed better in later Microsoft OSs. However since W10 was introduced, it appears that Microsoft are more interested in data mining their customers, than they are in supplying them with a product that they can customise to their own particular tastes and needs.

 

Personally I've been using Linux in one form or another for quite some time, but I've only moved to it on a more permanent basis since I changed hardware (my previous machine only ever really got on well with Puppy), and since it has become clear that Microsoft is no longer heading in a direction that I wish to take.

 

Paying $200 for Windows 10 Pro in order to have Microsoft data mine you is adding insult to injury.



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:02 AM

Isn't this more or less the same thing as their already implemented Ubuntu shell? Or is this actually a full blown GUI Linux running in Windows?

 

I have the Ubuntu shell running on my work computer, which is actually pretty useful since we run AlienVault, which is all Linux. So helpful for running SSH easily. 


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