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 ..

4 comments:

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.....