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Microsoft and Linux

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:23 pm
by deepakdeshp

Re: Microsoft and Linux

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:00 am
by all41
Paying MS for foss?
never

Re: Microsoft and Linux

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:24 am
by deepakdeshp
all41 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:00 am
Paying MS for foss?
never
They are the most valuable company in the world.

Re: Microsoft and Linux

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:34 am
by Pierre
it's still not really an GUI environment, as it's still mostly Terminal based.
- - that will change, too, one would assume.

but - it still won't convince anyone who has deliberately Left the Windows environment,
for an Linux environment - - they will be suitably un-impressed.

Re: Microsoft and Linux

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:28 am
by Portreve
This may be of interest to some libre Software developers, but it's doubtless of little interest to most others simply because people who are not at all into GNU+Linux won't be using it unless their job demands it, and those of us running some particular distro on bare metal have no reason to try using it.

I mean, who here seriously thinks, for instance, that I'm going to nuke-n-pave my MacBook Pro and install Windows on it for the benefit of running a distro? I'm already running a distro!

Re: Microsoft and Linux

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:53 pm
by rick gen
Some people who have switched to Linux actually still need Windows.
I bought a Fujitsu Scansnap S1500 years ago and it only had Windows drivers.
So I have to boot to Windows (in my multi-boot system) to access my scanner.
Of course, there is a generic Linux app for such scanner, but the Windows one is not as complicated to use.

Re: Microsoft and Linux

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:22 am
by Lanser
Rick. MS is not needed for your scanner.

Try VueScan. https://www.hamrick.com/vuescan/fujitsu ... nformation

If you like it, buy a Licence from Ed. Worth every cent.

Lanser

Re: Microsoft and Linux

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:18 am
by MurphCID
Or could they pull an Apple and use a BSD kernel?

Re: Microsoft and Linux

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:54 am
by Pepi
I wish Microsoft would keep their money hungry hands out of the Linux world :evil:

Re: Microsoft and Linux

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:26 am
by sphyrth
Pengwin
That's giving me a bad imagery of Tux.

Paying for the rights to modify Open Sourced Code
Isn't this why Open Source Licenses exist... to avoid such things?

Re: Microsoft and Linux

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:24 pm
by Hexeratops
While I personally think $10 is a bit steep, I have to give them credit for properly open sourcing their distribution on Github and providing support to freely (as in freedom and beer) create custom builds. That's a completely fair model.