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  • #21
    Originally posted by paulpach View Post
    You say that like it is a bad thing. If Microsoft wants to retain developers by giving developers something they want, then that should be applauded.
    Where did I say or imply that this was a bad thing? A desperate move, sure. They are throwing native Windows APIs under the bus (Win32 is legacy, UWP is effectively a dead end now that Office Mobile is on life support, etc.). But WSL is certainly useful for some.


    • #22
      Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post

      Yeah, like, I'm sure the Xbox has something to do with their profits.

      Or it's just a very odd coincidence that the Xbox One releases in 2013 just right when their profits begin to skyrocket.
      Given the XBone was almost a failure to launch... no. On the other hand that there's another very important demarcation you can see in that chart. During the Gates period they were rising in the market, then under Ballmer they fell and stagnated... because he was a shithead and the company was falling apart and doomed to destruction under him... then Nadella takes over and *boom* suddenly the developers and tools division becomes unleashed and starts open sourcing stuff like they wanted to, the larger company starts expanding back out and being openly innovative with things like WSL and suddenly investor confidence in the company explodes as a result.


      • #23
        Originally posted by phoronix View Post
        Phoronix: More Details On Microsoft's WSL2 Implementation For Running Linux Binaries On Windows 10

        Earlier this week Microsoft announced Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2) as a more performant implementation of this Linux binary compatibility layer for Windows. Following that news, during their annual Build Conference, was a more detailed presentation on the WSL2 architecture...
        For the love of god, "Performant" is NOT A WORD. At least, not as used. "Performant" means an actor in a play.

        Yeah yeah, language evolves, new words are invented, etc. I'm all for that. I cheer when new words make it into the dictionary. But "Performant" is particularly egregious. It's pure, Grade-A, Corporate Bull***t Bingo Lingo.

        I've read Phoronix for years, since the beginning. I just now registered. Michael Larabel, Please cease and desist on the "Performant". An apology to Humanity might also be in order.