[Wolves] ubuntu on windows

Peter Cannon dick_turpin at archlinux.us
Thu Mar 31 12:35:50 UTC 2016

On 31/03/16 12:24, Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint wrote:
> seems interesting. Is microsoft doing something different now? wonder
> how much it going to cost?
> who is it aimed at?
> https://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/03/30/ubuntu-on-windows-the-ubuntu-userspace-for-windows-developers/?utm_source=ubunteu&utm_medium=url_shortner&utm_term=RBOWP7&utm_campaign=shortner

Nothing, Bash is free.

Yet again it's another misleading Ubuntu related story. If you read it you will see that in fact it's CLI tools, it's a syscall translation layer that means you can run compiled Linux binaries atop a running Windows instance with little performance penalty. The keyword there by the way is Linux. *EVERY* Linux distro has these CLI tools.

Yet again we're seeing another instance of Ubuntu-nee-Canonical claiming ownership of something that actually isn't theirs.

Peter Cannon

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