Monday, April 4, 2016

Cats and dogs, living together

Microsoft is drinking the Linux kool aid, big time:
So the latest news is that you can run Ubuntu and bash on Windows 10. In other words, from the bash command-line, you execute apt-get to get/run any Ubuntu binary -- the same binary that runs on Linux. How do it work?

I don't know yet, but browsing around on the Internet suggests that it's a kernel driver in Windows that emulates Linux system calls.
Native Linux commands to install and run Linux commands - on Windows.

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I do believe that this is one of the signs of the apocalypse ..


libertyman said...

Will they screw up Linux as they have done to the rest of computing?

ccbpc said...

They can keep it. I've experimented some with win10 in a VM on OpenMandriva Lx, it sux. Afterwards, I posted my experiences on a dark web board I frequent, people started coming out bemoaning the fact that they had already done the upgrade from 7 to 10 and were trying to figure out how to revert to the previous version. M$ should've stuck with XP.

TinCan Assassin said...

Don't worry, they'll find a way to screw it up.

sudo apt-get install brick-bsod

drjim said...

Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.

Or something like that.....