Microsoft Creates Its Own Version of Linux

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  1. anticupidon

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    But this is not the moment of celebration, quite the opposite. The dystopian future is here, Microsoft creating an ARM chip with its version of kernel baked in, harvesting you and your data relentlessly and continuously. Every IoT device spying on you and sending telemetry data to Microsoft servers.
    Hey, we've sent the technician guy for fixing your fridge, because that Iot device told us so, and also we already bought a dozen of fresh eggs because the fridge also told us the recipe for omellete you said yesterday needs that.
    This is nuts.
    Also or tinfoil hat lovers, here is a little something to watch:
     
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    they contributed as a top contributor to the kernel previously, don't forget they had Xenix back in the day too.
     
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    When it comes to cloud Amazon AWS is beating badly both Microsoft Azure and Google GCP.

    And I would wager anything that Linux is the leading OS.
     

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    Battle? What battle?
     
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    Well, since they are dropping the obsolete (by hardware PoV) ARM-V7 Windows development in favour of ARM-V8, that's a logical move. Continue to support ARMv-7 is a pain in the ass, while ARMv8 CPU are still too much expensive for most of IoT useless toys..
     
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    Not a battle. It's a war out there, day in and day out.
    Until M$ and every Windows user admits Linux is #1. In writing!

    Watch out for Gentoo's special-ops troops - these guys take no prisoners:
    http://funroll-loops.teurasporsaat.org/
    :D
     
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    Funny, today MS considers Windows as side business. Even if Linux got serious media push and started to be used by Average Joe, it would poke MS into eye at best.
     
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    Linux has to become "Windows" for this. No way Average Joe will use Linux at its current state.
     
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    I will never write that. And do not forget about fruit faction.
     

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    15 years ago people said Linux would be a Windows killer... sooo where is the kill?
     
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    Up in the clouds.
     
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    Android is Linux based, as is ChromeOS.....so, average Joe is using Linux....and it IS the #1 OS.....
     
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    Microsoft does not need Linux to kill off windows, that is what they are there for.
     
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    People are full of crap.
     

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    Microsoft's involvement didn't last long, and the only thing they contributed was adding their own technology to the kernel (Hyper-V).

    Which wasn't free nor open source. So not sure why this matters.
     
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    Be consecutive in that logic: Linux was based on MINIX which was based on UNIX. macOS and iOS were based on UNIX too, so UNIX is the # 1.
     
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    And UNIX is based on love.
     
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    Microsoft make their money from selling your data now.
    It doesnt matter what OS it is from as long as they can get away with it.
     
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    Exactly so while this may seem like some sort of victory the reality is it's just MS finding another way to harvest your data, i.e their Windows Mobile OS pretty much has died so they need to find another way in to the mobile market and a Linux / Android OS created by them seems like a great way to do that.
     

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