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posted by martyb on Sunday March 15 2020, @03:28AM   Printer-friendly
from the EEE? dept.

Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux is coming to all Windows 10 users (archive):

You won't have to be a tester to try Windows 10's new, built-in Linux kernel in the near future. Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 will be widely available when Windows 10 version 2004 arrives. You'll have to install it manually for a "few months" until an update adds automatic installs and updates, but that's a small price to pay if you want Linux and Windows to coexist in peace and harmony. It'll be easier to set up, at least -- the kernel will now be delivered through Windows Update instead of forcing you to install an entire Windows image.

Embrace, Extend... Excite!

Windows blog post.

Previously: Windows 10 Will Soon Ship with a Full, Open Source, GPLed Linux Kernel


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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 15 2020, @07:49AM (7 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 15 2020, @07:49AM (#971513)

    I am totally confused by this. Linux don't need to ship with anything. You download a distro, put it on an optical disk or more often now a USB device, and boot. So what is this "shitting" with Windows? What is "Windows", anyway? I haven't used it for two and a half decades. Is it still functional? Amazing the CP/M could last this long, given the inherent flaws and security holes.

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  • (Score: 2) by sgleysti on Sunday March 15 2020, @01:23PM

    by sgleysti (56) on Sunday March 15 2020, @01:23PM (#971550)

    So what is this "shitting" with Windows?

    A Freudian slip, by the look of things.

  • (Score: 5, Funny) by maxwell demon on Sunday March 15 2020, @03:38PM

    by maxwell demon (1608) Subscriber Badge on Sunday March 15 2020, @03:38PM (#971574) Journal

    What is "Windows", anyway?

    Just ask Linux:

    $ whatis Windows
    Windows: nothing appropriate.

    --
    The Tao of math: The numbers you can count are not the real numbers.
  • (Score: 2) by fido_dogstoyevsky on Sunday March 15 2020, @11:02PM (1 child)

    by fido_dogstoyevsky (131) <{axehandle} {at} {gmail.com}> on Sunday March 15 2020, @11:02PM (#971699)

    ...What is "Windows", anyway?...

    Something found in walls. Just like Gates*. If you knock down the walls you don't need either**.
     
     
     

    *One down, one to go.
    **I wish I could claim this as mine, but I can't.

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    It's NOT a conspiracy... it's a plot.
    • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Monday March 16 2020, @03:08PM

      by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Monday March 16 2020, @03:08PM (#971898) Journal

      ...What is "Windows", anyway?...

      Something found in walls.

      The older the building, the less I want to look inside the walls. Ewwwww!

      --
      I get constant rejection even though the compiler is supposed to accept constants.
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 16 2020, @04:35AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 16 2020, @04:35AM (#971790)

    Navel Operations?

    +

    Embrace, Extend... Excite!

    I'm cumming already.

    • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Monday March 16 2020, @03:10PM

      by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Monday March 16 2020, @03:10PM (#971900) Journal

      All the creepiness of your friend who works at the funeral home telling you how much sex he is having.

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      I get constant rejection even though the compiler is supposed to accept constants.
  • (Score: 2) by LVDOVICVS on Monday March 16 2020, @07:20AM

    by LVDOVICVS (6131) on Monday March 16 2020, @07:20AM (#971813)

    This is Windows trying to defeat Linux by swallowing it.