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refinedm5

Microsoft is backing linux because they have to, as half of their Azure IaaS customers are running linux. They have to resort to linux to power their virtual network appliance. They even engineered WSL to keep Windows on desktop relevant

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michbushi

They even engineered WSL to keep Windows on desktop relevant

That was very funny 😂. What percentage of desktops are NOT Windows and Macs, again?

Quite the opposite is true in my opinion; if the WSL 2.0 lives up to the promise, it completely extinguishes the need for Linux on Desktop (which is not being used by anyone, statistically, anyways)

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refinedm5

If we're talking strictly about developer, here:
Windows: 45.3%
MacOS: 29.2%
Linux: 25.3%
BSD/Unix: 0.1%
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_...

Yes, linux are used quite significantly by developers

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Jorge Castro

Microsoft could follow the path of Amazon: (so it does not need to fund Linux)

  • Take an open-source project.
  • Use it and sells service from it.
  • And paid nothing from it.
  • And if the owner of the open-source project complains, then Amazon will create an "it-is-legally-a-not-fork-or-anything-related".