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Old 10-12-2021, 05:04 PM   #1
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Question What will happen if Microsoft builds its own Linux?


Before you say " No that won't ever happen "

Microsoft has come up with the Edge, which is based on Google Chrome
 
Old 10-12-2021, 05:26 PM   #2
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Maybe they'll see the advantages of the GPL and they'll relicence windows?

Or it may be a trap best avoided.

I can't really see the former (although it would be nice), and I'm keeping an eye out for the latter. Not prejudiced, and not trying to turn this into a microsoft bashing thread, just relying on the behavioural patterns I've seen.
 
Old 10-12-2021, 05:36 PM   #3
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It's already happened; years ago - WSL2 uses a M$oft updated base Linux kernel tree.
 
Old 10-12-2021, 06:21 PM   #4
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It is also my understanding that Android OS had a major do-over and is now based on Linux.

I do wish that Microsoft would make their kernel layer open-source or at least source-available-for-some-license ... keeping the many layers that are built on top of it proprietary as they now are. Apple built both their MacOS, iOS, and iTV system on top of open-source Mach Unix®, which they continue to help maintain. I think that it would be beneficial to many MS customers, particularly the hardware folks, if they could see for themselves exactly how the foundation layer works.

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Old 10-12-2021, 06:27 PM   #5
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I thought they already did?

https://github.com/microsoft/CBL-Mariner
 
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