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Re: Hmm .. I wonder what this is all about ?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2016, 09:48:44 am »
Windows 10 Build 14251 may have a mysterious Linux sub-system
http://wmpoweruser.com/windows-10/
and
http://www.thewincentral.com/even-windows-10-build-12451-packs-linux-subsystem-now/
and
https://twitter.com/h0x0d/status/618581452855181312

Whatever the purpose, Microsoft's current attitude towards Linux is a world away from Steve Balmer's "Linux is a cancer" rants.

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Re: Hmm .. I wonder what this is all about ?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2016, 10:46:28 am »
It's probably an Android app compatibility thing.  In order to try and keep up with the world's #1 OS, M$ is probably going to announce soon that Win10 can run Android apps.  "If you can't beat them, join them," and all that.  That's my guess, anyway.

Yeah, I've noticed in the past year or so that Microsoft's attitudes towards Linux are far removed from the Ballmer/Gates days.  I figured it was probably due to them doing some kind of Linux implementation.