A step in the right direction


  • SockDev

    I like this news.


    Bonus content:

    Finally, Microsoft is continuing to embrace Linux developers and toolchains on Windows. The current Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) comes out of the box with support for Ubuntu; later this year, Microsoft is adding official support for a SUSE userland and a Fedora userland. It'll even be possible to install all three side by side, giving your Windows machine three different Linux personalities simultaneously. The installation of WSL is also simpler, with the three Linux environments all being installed from the Windows Store.

    Microsoft is officially making Windows schizophrenic.



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    Windows users will finally have a proper computer.
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  • SockDev

    @coldandtired In all fairness, of Linux on Windows can be made to work well, I'm all for it



  • @RaceProUK said in A step in the right direction:

    Microsoft is officially making Windows schizophrenic.

    NT started schizophrenic, able to run Win32 and OS/2 apps side-by-side. MS is finally putting that old work to good use, only 20 years later.


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    @blakeyrat said in A step in the right direction:

    MS is finally putting that old work to good use, only 20 years later.

    AFAIK, not really. Those Linux distros do not use the POSIX subsystem, which is deprecated, but a POSIX API implemented on top of Win32. Why they decided to do it that way despite their kernel being designed for supporting different "subsystems" is a mystery to me.



  • @coldandtired Not until they can install KDE :tropical_drink:



  • @RaceProUK said in A step in the right direction:

    giving your Windows machine three different Linux personalities simultaneously. The installation of WSL is also simpler, with the three Linux environments all being installed from the Windows Store.

    Microsoft is officially making Windows schizophrenic.

    This doesn't make sense to me.

    What's the point? Do we really need even more fragmentation and edge cases? Just pick one and make it the best it can be.



  • @asdf said in A step in the right direction:

    AFAIK, not really. Those Linux distros do not use the POSIX subsystem, which is deprecated, but a POSIX API implemented on top of Win32.

    Really?

    Weird.



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