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Windows Subsystem for Linux Comrade 07/10/2020 (Fri) 11:50:21 No. 3178
Is it bad for Linux as a whole? Is Microsoft trying to kill desktop Linux as a whole with its "Embrace, Extend, Extinguish" policy?
Yes and duh.
>>3178 Linux too stronk, Microsoft can't kill it. www.voidlinux.org
It's a whole lot worse than that. Microsoft is one of the top donors to the Linux Foundation.
>>3178 It's just a classic attempt at the Embrace Extend Extinguish tactic. Anyone who actually trusts that Microsoft has changed their ways is an easily suggestible weak-minded cuck. Don't fall for the propaganda.
>>3210 nobody is suggesting that, just that Microsoft might be making big moves to supplant Linux's market as the server OS. without the demand for Linux the NPOs that support it will get no funding.
>>3178 WSL will make linux better because it will allow megacorporations to force their wageslaves to use Windows for dev work instead of Linux. The less corporate involvement in Linux the better.
>>3371 Good point
>>3371 We profit from corporate involvment, when their contributions are released under GPL-like licenses. One of the most sane desktop environments ever was polished by Sun, for example. When corporations with hardware licenses work on the Kernel, they can use their knowledge to improve drivers. When steam needs windows games to run via Wine, they use their manpower to improve the translation layer. Etc. etc. We are their parasites, but this is nothing to be ashamed of. Redirecting, or rather taming, corporate logic into work for the commons is the least we can do.
>>3371 Wageslaves are already forced to use Windows because of the MS Office crap. Megacorporations don't give a fuck about desktop Linux, they only care about Linux on the server. WSL won't change shit about it, they will keep degrading Linux into a fancy hypervisor for their cloud bullshit.


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