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View Poll Results: Would you ever use a Microsoft built Linux distro?
Yes 4 11.11%
NO 15 41.67%
Why don't I jump off a cliff, NO, NO and NO!!!!! 9 25.00%
Maybe/don't know?? 8 22.22%
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:58 AM   #1
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Would you ever use a Microsoft built Linux distro?


Would you ever use a Microsoft built Linux distro?

Personally, I'd rather jump off a cliff!!!

Would you?

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Old 09-13-2017, 09:07 AM   #2
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My feelings about a MS built distro are much like those about Oracle EL. Why let the behemoth take over one more part of your life/business knowing that at some point they're going to find a way to gouge you more?
 
Old 09-13-2017, 09:21 AM   #3
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I only use M$ products now because the job. If I had my choice I would not use M$ products for anything.
 
Old 09-13-2017, 11:20 AM   #4
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HET!
 
Old 09-13-2017, 11:58 AM   #5
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MS Linux just doesn't sound or feel right. So a huge no for my answer.

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Old 09-13-2017, 12:06 PM   #6
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GO Son GO!!!!!

Well f**king said, lovvvve it!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 09-13-2017, 12:57 PM   #7
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I once saw what was, I suppose, to be a derogatory statement about Linux which said " BSD is for those who love Unix, Linux is for those who hate Windows". I find myself a little of both but probably more like a 40/60 distribution.
 
Old 09-13-2017, 01:01 PM   #8
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I don't see the point of the question. If MS did produce Linux then they would no longer be MS.
 
Old 09-13-2017, 01:06 PM   #9
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I wouldn't use one just because MS built it, but if it had all the right things I might (free software, clippy, etc).

I often wonder what a MS Linux distro would look like. Windows has a history of extreme backwards compatibility in certain parts of their software stack that might be beneficial. Then again, they sure dropped their Unix-like thing Xenix like a hot potato.
 
Old 09-13-2017, 02:43 PM   #10
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I wouldn't use Microsoft Linux on my home computers, but I might experiment with it on an Azure cloud server (right now, I have just one Azure server spun up - a vanilla Ubuntu install that's little more than a web server).

And I might use Microsoft Linux for work.

Being able to use the same powershell tools and scripts to administer both Windows and Linux servers could be very interesting, and could be quite useful for enterprises. Microsoft has already been trying to do some tentative steps toward this - bash on Windows, and powershell on linux. But nothing ready for prime time.
 
Old 09-13-2017, 03:18 PM   #11
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I can't imagine that Microsoft Corporation would ever undertake to produce a Linux distribution – why should they? – but I have great respect for their product development prowess and I'm sure that they would do an excellent job.

(Like 'em or not, Microsoft's teams know how to produce great computer software, and then to sell it to millions of people. "They came by it honestly. No one can deny them that.")

Microsoft's world is built around a vertically-integrated suite of products anchored in their own proprietary – and, extremely successful – operating-system environment. (Much like IBM's.) Therefore, I do not foresee them ever venturing into the direction of "authoring," or even "blessing," a Linux distro. (Or a BSD, or ... etc.) It would not be their(!) thing.

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Old 09-13-2017, 04:02 PM   #12
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(Like 'em or not, Microsoft's teams know how to produce great computer software, and then to sell it to millions of people. "They came by it honestly. No one can deny them that.")
I strongly deny their ability to produce "great" software. I don't deny their ability to suck millions into using it by giving it away for free at first, doing all they can to sabotage other things (remember Netscape? RealPlayer?) and other gimmicks to insure you use only what they've produced then suddenly charging you out the yin yang for it once the competition is gone.

Lotus 123 was far superior to Excel but you had to pay for it.
WordPerfect was far superior to Word but you had to pay for it.
Paradox and Dbase IV were far superior to Access but you had to pay for it.

MS used to force hardware makers to isntall their inferior products if they wanted to be able to install their OS. It was "free" to the end user. End users all decided why pay for the other products if these were free. Oddly enough however, MS Office and its components nowadays cost more than those other products did in their day.

If you had to work on Sharepoint you'd soon understand how un-great their products are.

Even Office365 is now suffering from them pushing their BI solution so that any moron with a login can lock out a domain by signing up for a free demo. Talking to MS support is maddening. They simply do web searches and tell you to do what you've already done based on your own web searches.

I had to laugh when the one system I have with Windows 10 got its last "upgrade". It cut the sound volume dramatically. Their answer was that my sound card maker didn't offer a driver for Windows 10 so it was the sound card maker's issue. I noted that it was THEIR MS upgrade that caused the issue as I hadn't changed driver. They finally agreed to allow me to back out that "free" upgrade even though usually I'd have to have the "paid" version of Windows 10.

Great software. In a pig's eye.

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Old 09-13-2017, 04:12 PM   #13
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Must be in Russian, methinks NET is no in Russian? I do not believe it is working in Russia, nor in Finland ...
 
Old 09-13-2017, 07:46 PM   #14
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Only if I had to to remain employed, and being retired is great insulation against that . . . .
 
Old 09-14-2017, 12:27 AM   #15
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My first PC had DOS 3.something and I kept going until winXP.

Me using a microsoft Linux? Ummm... probably not.
 
  


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