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posted by requerdanos on Monday December 28 2020, @06:21AM   Printer-friendly
from the love-your-enemy dept.

With an article that covers "From Cancer to Cloud" and beyond, Techrepublic asks: What is Microsoft Doing With Linux? Everything You Need to Know About its Plans for Open Source

'Microsoft and Linux' should be a phrase we're used to hearing by now. Microsoft is a member of not only the Linux Foundation but also the Linux kernel security mailing list... Microsoft is submitting patches to the Linux kernel... And when Microsoft wanted to add container support to Windows, it picked an open-source specification designed originally for [Linux].

Now Azure customers get the same hybrid benefits for Linux support contracts as they do for Windows Server licences; Windows runs Linux binaries; some key Microsoft applications are available on Linux; and new services might be built with Linux.

[...] At the recent Azure Open Day, Kubernetes co-founder and Microsoft corporate vice-president Brendan Burns talked about Microsoft having a deep understanding of Linux and contributing to existing open-source projects based on Linux as well as founding new ones like Dapr (Distributed Application Runtime).

[...] In short, Microsoft 'hearts' Linux.

But forget the idea of throwing away the Windows kernel and replacing it with a Linux kernel, because Microsoft's approach to Linux is far more pragmatic and comprehensive. Although the company is now thoroughly cross-platform, not every application will move to or take advantage of Linux. Instead, Microsoft adopts or supports Linux when the customers are there, or when it wants to take advantage of the ecosystem with open-source projects.

With GNU/Linux increasingly a part of both Windows 10 and Microsoft's cloud offerings, do you prefer to get your Linux from Microsoft, or from a more traditional source?


Original Submission

Microsoft Windows Linux for Everybody Windows 10 Will Soon Ship with a Full, Open Source, GPLed Linux Kernel Open Source's Eric Raymond: Windows 10 Will Soon be Just an Emulation Layer on Linux Kernel

 
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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by fakefuck39 on Monday December 28 2020, @07:40AM (7 children)

    by fakefuck39 (6620) on Monday December 28 2020, @07:40AM (#1091954)

    I'll answer that. You've been able to get linux and support from competitors of microsoft for ages and ages. HP sells HP-UX and Linux. IBM sells AIX and Linux. Oracle sells Solaris and Linux. So there's a market, so there's no reason for MS to not also have a footprint in that market.

    Except all the customers remember their patent bs, the SCO backing and fake lawsuits, and all their bad behavior. I've been at this for over 20 years, never has a single customer bought anything linux from microsoft. Never has anyone used the windows linux crap. Which isn't new on windows 10 btw. MS has had services for linux since I believe NT3.51, the only POSIX-compliant OS by microsoft, which came from a company they bought. The only thing people use their linux layer for within windows is because they want to use a shell like ksh, in windows, and they're annoyed with cygwin.

    This story looks like marketing PR, is complete BS, and if we had "editors" "editing" it's something that should never make it on this site. But hey, it's from one of those people who get their garbage on the front page without being read by anyone, so here we are again.

    Next story in the approved queue: did you know you can now get $800 off an iphone12? check it out tech nerds, and discuss this awesome deal.
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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by canopic jug on Monday December 28 2020, @09:10AM

    by canopic jug (3949) on Monday December 28 2020, @09:10AM (#1091964) Journal

    It's also a distraction from the thousands of layoffs going on in their Azure division. There have been several rounds of layoffs there this year, each round with thousands of those worms getting the boot.

    Any submissions linking to either Techrepublic or ZDNet ought to go straight to the bit bucket. Keep in mind that both are owned by the same mass marketing company. Lately M$ has been increasing its use of marketing companies to promote the illusion of profit and growth in its failing ventures. It is marketeering in place of actual technology articles.

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  • (Score: 5, Touché) by cosurgi on Monday December 28 2020, @02:25PM (5 children)

    by cosurgi (272) on Monday December 28 2020, @02:25PM (#1092029) Journal

    Would you like to join the editors team? It's all for free :)

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    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by fakefuck39 on Monday December 28 2020, @03:03PM (4 children)

      by fakefuck39 (6620) on Monday December 28 2020, @03:03PM (#1092037)

      nope. but i would pay for someone's time to perl up semi-automation code to preselect stories into a smaller set that's manageable by current editors, to result in better stories like we had a year ago. something that for one won't just take 10 from one submitter, half reaking of bird migration blandness. you don't want me on your team, i use an anonymous public forum to vent the daily amount of asshole in me.

      • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 28 2020, @06:14PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 28 2020, @06:14PM (#1092112)

        > i use an anonymous public forum to vent the daily amount of asshole in me.

        You don't say! Your posts are shit by the way.

        • (Score: 0, Offtopic) by fakefuck39 on Tuesday December 29 2020, @01:02AM

          by fakefuck39 (6620) on Tuesday December 29 2020, @01:02AM (#1092290)

          aah look, the person I'm making fun of thinks the quality of my words is lacking. did you also think the guy in high school stuffing you into a locker while the girls giggled had bad manners?

          to this battle of wits sir, you've come unarmed. but do keep going. it's very entertaining for me.

      • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 29 2020, @03:51AM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 29 2020, @03:51AM (#1092342)

        i use an anonymous public forum to vent the daily amount of asshole in me.

        Well fuck off, asshole.

        • (Score: 0, Offtopic) by fakefuck39 on Tuesday December 29 2020, @04:19AM

          by fakefuck39 (6620) on Tuesday December 29 2020, @04:19AM (#1092350)

          no thanks. how about i just keep doing exactly what i always do and completely ignore your lonely opinion. if you don't like text in front of you, don't read it. tell me, do you often buy and read muslim texts and then send the muslims a letter asking them to stop writing, because you don't like what you read?

          actually... i bet that's exactly what you do. with many things. and i bet in your brain your actions make logical sense.