Thursday, March 31, 2016

Microsoft cozies up to Ubuntu as developers welcome cold day in hell | ZDNet

Also see Ubuntu (not Linux) on Windows: How it works (ZDNet), which notes "This is not a new idea. In fact, it's a downright ancient notion. It goes all the way back to the Windows NT POSIX subsystem. NT Posix was designed to run native Unix -- Linux hadn't been created yet -- binaries on Windows NT."

"Microsoft move to support Ubuntu and the Bash command line inside Windows 10 won't woo the masses, but feeds the company's developer base and courts more people to its platform. Microsoft's move also delivers good optics for CEO Satya Nadella's overall strategy.

The software giant outlined a lot of items at its Build conference opener--a new Windows 10 update on deck, a Cortana Intelligence Suite and bots designed to make Skype more productive--but the big item was building in Canonical's Ubuntu into Windows 10"
Microsoft cozies up to Ubuntu as developers welcome cold day in hell | ZDNet
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