Did Microsoft just OFFICIALLY make 2019 the year of the "Linux Desktop?"

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  • 5:30
    You're actually right…the whole goal of all the effort going into wsl is to win back developers…specifically their own

  • I need M i n e s w e e p e r !

    Now! Open source me the minesweeper! I can't go on. Until I become one with my minesweeper. Or I will go kaboom!

  • 4:48
    Wow, i knew you had silly opinions and beliefs but this just showed how big of an douche you are, it's apparently not that some people prefer windows but we just don't understand the superiority of linux like you. Fuck you and the high horse you sit on.

    Only thing that has happened is that microsoft caters to the niche user groups who benefit from linux, they still know that for most users windows is where it's at.

    5:07
    Broaden your vision, you and i are a niche group who care about building PCs and messing with software, the vast majority of people buy prebuilts and Microsoft gets money from each computer sold. (Except of course the small amount of PCs without windows, like the ones meant for true free software fanatics that have libreboot.)

    As for windows turning into a linux based OS that could be great since Microsoft wouldn't be tied to the Free software beliefs. After installing debian to try GPU passthrough only for the OS to basically say "We value being FOSS more than providing usable OS to you so your WLAN doesn't work, have fun trying to fix that." Microsoft Linux sounds tempting.

  • Doing everything on terminal gives headache to non-developer users.

  • What linux are you using?

  • Windows has been more a business OS than a good OS. I can't see a future for Windows. But I can see a future for Linux. Linux is quite flexible and it's free. It can be modified and become the main operating system of the planet. Well, thing are getting worse for Windows year after year. Look not only at the numbers but at the users comments on Windows and you will see Microsoft fate.

  • GNU: AM I A JOKE TO YOU

  • Hey Linux Gamer, today for the first time I managed to move 100% over to Linux – because my main two games are now compatible with Lutris and also Steam play on Linux. I can play Elite Dangerous with Lutris and Quake Live works with Steam play on linux.

  • Microsoft turning into a Canonical clone and "pirating" Linux would definitely be fun.

  • I hated terminal when i migrated but far out it really is super fast and easy even for everyday use

  • I think people are reading too far into this. This is to help devs etc who have to deal with servers etc the ability to easily stay within Windows. Sorry, but don't get your hopes up.

  • What we got asked to Crater of Ubuntu Canonical? They are the ones that created the Ubuntu subsystem with Microsoft.

  • 2020 – Microsoft announces a new operating system completely based on Linux. MS Linux!

  • battleeye and EAC are working with valve to make their anti cheat sw linux compatible, which will make pubg et cetera playable with proton.
    So nobody needs Windows anymore :p

  • They want developers to move from macOS+AWS to Windows+Azure. They have slowly being adding features that made macOS superior to Windows for developers.

  • 6:47 – is The Linux Gamer trying to start a flame war? They are both good licenses. But most people should use the MIT license for their personal projects on GitHub and other code sharing sites. I hope a young and impressionable dev doesn't see this video and choose the GPL when he or she should have chosen the MIT license. By the way, you should almost always choose the open source license that is standard in your dev community. So if you write in JavaScript or python, then you should choose the MIT license. Don't get me wrong, that's just a guideline. But seriously, it's a good idea to understand the common guidelines before you decide to break them (to learn more, checkout a book called "Coding Freedom" by Coleman).

    By the way, to fully understand the MIT license, you only need a couple minutes to read it (plus a few more mins to understand some copyright basics). To fully understand the GPL you need to read the license then you need to read a book that puts it all in context (again I recommend "Coding Freedom" by Coleman that book really opened my eyes).

  • the MIT and BSD licenses are good.

  • I just have a bad sneaky feeling Microshit is trying the old bait-and-switch tactic of 'Embrace, extend, and extinguish.'

  • windows is easier to game on then linux or mac, everybody knows that!

  • 2016: wsl1 allows linux programs to run on windows by translating system calls
    2019: wsl2 runs the linux kernel in hyper-V and adds magic to be able to interface with the kernel
    2022: wsl3 runs the windows kernel in kvm and adds magic to preserve windows backwards compatibility

  • Nothing personal — I don't care whatsoever what micro-softie corporation is doing. They repeatedly did not care about me the end user, so I abandoned the toy operating system January 2009.

  • . .. Powershell Core is missing a lot of Cmdlets … . .. copy & well you know?!, we told to someone 6 years ago, so', so notfingr… [ ;
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    Have a goog one !!)

  • I'll consider switching….once I see Steve Balmer launching glxgears from DOS prompt in a big ass conference screen.

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