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Re: Microsoft actually followed through - Ubuntu available on '10'
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2017, 03:07:36 pm »
Where's the sell out ?

This is Microsoft partnering (loose term, more "working with" for mutual benefit) Canonical to get the bash shell working in Win10 so people can administer both Windows and Ubuntu virtual instances on Azure.

Sure, I still don't trust Microsoft .. but I'm not seeing a sell out here, nor anything that hands Microsoft any leverage against Linux :-\
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Re: Microsoft actually followed through - Ubuntu available on '10'
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2017, 07:17:10 pm »
I know what a sell out is and I still don't see how it applies.  A sell out is someone who typically trades their self identity for mainstream appeal.  IE: a musical artist who changes styles just to be more popular.  However, Ubuntu, Fedora and SUSE are all run by companies.  Mark Shuttleworth has proven time and time again that he's willing to do nearly anything to get Ubuntu more mainstream, including partnering with Dell.  Red Hat and SUSE both have Enterprise class distributions and are right there with Canonical in that regard.  So, to me, they're just acting like companies and true to how they've acted in the past.  No sell out.

Now, if a smaller nonprofit distro did this, then they would be a sell out.

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Re: Microsoft actually followed through - Ubuntu available on '10'
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2017, 08:13:58 pm »
It's mutually beneficial and as far as I can see hurts nobody. Personally I think it's a complete waste of both of their times as nobody's going to use it .. but I'm seeing no foul (?).
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Re: Microsoft actually followed through - Ubuntu available on '10'
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2017, 06:57:57 am »
It's not aimed at 'users' (in fact I gather it's purely CLI, it's not a full GUI), it's aimed at system admins for administering Linux virtual servers running on the Microsoft Azure cloud.

But personally I can't see any system admin administering a Linux server from inside Windows ???
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Re: Microsoft actually followed through - Ubuntu available on '10'
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2017, 09:56:29 am »
It's mutually beneficial and as far as I can see hurts nobody. Personally I think it's a complete waste of both of their times as nobody's going to use it .. but I'm seeing no foul (?).

Yeah, I don't see a use for it either, other than the use nobody wants to use it for.  "Let's see, we have Linux, why not administer it from fricking Windows?"  ???


Either way, none of this affects me, because I don't use Windows.  They could add a full Gnome GUI to the thing and I still won't go back.