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Does THIS mean Linux has WON?!

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https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-defender-atp-is-coming-to-linux-in-2020/

http://edition.cnn.com/TECH/computing/9810/01/whylinux.idg/

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33 thoughts on “Does THIS mean Linux has WON?!

  1. ANY of the really big companies (Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Apple, Amazon, etc) that get involved with Open Source MUST be FLAGGED as suspicious. They all have hidden agengas that are there to corner the Open Source momentum into more advantages to them (for example, the Troll Patent companies that exist only to sue anything).

    Microsoft "willingness" to Open Source their code is "heart warming" yes, but until they do it fully, I wouldn't stick my neck for them. They make billions of dollars out of bloated software since 4 decades now (aka Office) and there is no reason to pay that high price for what they offer. Sadly, people continue to buy it! :-/

  2. Developers developers developers developers developers developers developers developers
    Words have never meant anything less when spoken the dumbest CEO of Microsoft Steve Balmer

  3. Telemetry if done correctly is a good thing when it comers to AVs and security because it allows reporting of new threats that are discovered and would without telemetry be unreported or have to be manulay reported which hurts everyone

  4. From what I heard, it SOUNDS, like they're slowly dumping their major software to Linux, so they can backout of the consumer OS, and instead stick to software and servers, as Windows has stopped being profitable for them as much as it used to be.

  5. My take is that MS is porting software to Linux for the same reason MS Office is on the Mac. Linux has already won in the server world, and has become a serious competitor to Windows among software developers. Microsoft stands to profit from software developers using their apps on any operating system.

  6. It's all about big business. Azure has a lot of Linux and BSD implementations. It is two things. One, it's Microsoft breaking the Not Invented Here mentality and realizing it is silly to keep trying to reject things they can not control and develop. DOS, NT, they brought them in house completely to develop even after being developed elsewhere. The second is related in that recreating and maintaining the wheel others, be it corporations or communities, do, is counter productive. MS still wants to control the narrative but sadly developing NTFS (sadly no WINFS,) NT kernel, APIs costs a lot of money especially when better products are available on the market. It shows the shift in market since the 1990s.

    In before MS BSD and MS Linux released.

  7. I may dig myself a hole with this, but I think Microsoft should focus their Linux attention on gaming. If MS starts actually developing Linux native games, it could be a (pun not intended) "game changer" for Linux. I hate MS and Windows as much as others, but the gaming industry might open new gates for Linux.

  8. Timeo danaes et dona ferentes.
    I'm quite, quite convinced they're trying to pull off another EEE stunt; their Plan B would be to gain control over the competition without necessarily extinguishing it. Extinguishing Linux does not appear possible -our community-based approach makes us very resilient. But what about having a potentially game-breaking say in the kernel development?

  9. I have to stop there a little.. you say it's good that Microsoft have ported Skype to Linux. Skype was working just fine for Linux before Microsoft bought the Skype software. Also, ever since Microsoft took over Skype there have been changes made to Skype, a few good improvements mostly on the mobile version of Skype, but they've also included ads and removed settings, for example, you used to be able to have your own ring tone on Skype and change all your sounds for different events in Skype, all of that got removed, and I did not feel it was a good change. Granted, this is only about Skype now, but I'm also sure you can see a pattern with other software bought by Microsoft, since Microsoft never develop software, other companies develop for Microsoft and Microsoft then buy them. I would say it's good Microsoft have been trying, and still do, to make it easier for the Linux community, it's a welcome move even by me, but don't get naive and start thinking that they're doing it from the the goodness of their heart.. Thanks for your video!

  10. Great news! I'll keep on keeping on with Arch and advocating for open source kernel development, meanwhile newcomers can enjoy Ubuntu and Debian development and be ambivalent to the problem. My biggest concern with Linux has always been what will happen after Linus dies. Until then, I won't worry

  11. Who needs anti virus in GNU/Linux ??? Well, Microshaft being Microshaft: They'll port anything that's superfluous and irrelevant. We need DX12 and MS Office, not those crapware… Oh, good Saint Ignutius, Saint Richard Stallman, pray for us…

  12. @TLG, TWO ad breaks in an 11 minute video? I know you just moved and probably need some extra cash, but come on. That's getting to be ridiculous-level.
    But you are indeed my favorite kentuckian, and I live in Kentucky

  13. welp i admit i was skeptical but i agree, we need to let this sink in.
    Microsoft the developer of windows, is developing programs for linux.
    the next thing you know windows will go the way of android
    ……. i hope they at least do the drivers right if they go that route unlike android

  14. Completely forgot about that sentence Linus said; but i ain't sure about that, as we also do software for windows, which is good imho, i hate exclusives. It's good to be able to use the same software on different OSes. So yeah, i don't honestly care about Linux winning, i just want it to be on the same line as windows so we get the same support, until then, for me Linux didn't won a thing.

  15. for VR support, its already on linux, its not great but works well enough like I can play vrchat and pavlov on my htc vive with index controllers fine on linux only thing that sucks so far is no screenshots(which seems kinda dumb since mirroring on steamvr works so SS should work) and not auto sleeping your lighthouses. No idea if thats what you meant but idk.

  16. I hate to say it – even cringe thinking of it. – But I think if Office was ported to Linux use as opposed to using Wine, might go along way to more users using Linux just for that one thing.. Saying that.. I would still use LibreOffice and keep supporting the FOSS community

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