Microsoft releases a new OS and it is Linux...

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  1. Gromett

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    :Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:

     
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    Is this the start of the end of windows :p
     
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    Big Brother getting very much bigger.

    And didn't Apple move to Linux ?
     
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    Yes and no.

    Mac OS has always been Unix based so they didn't move there, they were already there (y)
     
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    I just snorted my coffee all over my keyboard...

    Microsoft has reached for Linux for a security based distribution. There is only two reason I can think for this. They are either not confident in the security of the Windows Kernel or they can't make it small enough/fast enough for this task...

    Either way, I am still happy with my Linux desktop, nice fast and secure :p

    Off to get some tissues to clean up the coffee. Always makes me laugh when a company scores an own goal like this...
     
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    I read on a bit more, and realised there is a 3rd possible reason.

    Linux updates don't take ages and don't require a reboot... For IoT devices reboots every day are not really practical.
     
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    My recollection is that Win10 was going to be the final MS Windoze OS.
     
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    Kind of, but no. They are not going to be releasing window 11 etc etc. Windows 10 is a continuously updated OS. I think twice a year they release an update for it.
    Current update "Spring Edition" or what ever it is called has been delayed due to too many BSOD's...

    https://www.techrepublic.com/articl...ring-creators-update-delay-reveals-microsoft/
     
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