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  • shmerl
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    MS being MS. DX12 only and etc. Where is Vulkan there?

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  • chithanh
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    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    I was there when Microsoft had a booth at LinuxTag (2013?), across our Gentoo booth (shared with SchilliX) and next to ReactOS.

    Turns out that the Microsoft booth staff had never heard of ReactOS before. They were handing out vouchers for their fledgling Azure cloud, hoping that Linux distros would create OS images that Azure customers could then deploy. I presume because Microsoft had neither the desire nor expertise to do this in-house. They've come a long way since then.

    Originally posted by Eraserstp View Post
    The EEE strategy in full swing.
    That may be closer to the truth than many think.
    • Embrace: Yeah. Linux is now present everywhere in Microsoft's own products. Even Microsoft Office officially runs on Linux (technically, Android).
    • Extend: It is now possible to write Linux code that runs only - or makes sense to run only - inside WSL(2). Microsoft themselves are doing this: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...g-Wayland-Comp.
    • Extinguish: I guess we can commend Microsoft that they stopped short of that.
    Originally posted by onlyLinuxLuvUBack View Post
    It's hard to "boo" virtually for a talk.
    That squarely depends on the conference organizers and what technology they choose for live streaming. With YouTube you have live comments right next to the video. Others publish an "official" Twitter hashtag and display a live feed. Aside from the obvious privacy downside of giving your data to Google and Twitter, this works quite well in giving immediate feedback to the presenter.

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  • spykes
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    I would prefer Microsoft to open DX12 and contribute to a Linux driver that could be used ON Linux instead of this.

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  • onlyLinuxLuvUBack
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    Originally posted by Eraserstp View Post
    The EEE strategy in full swing.
    It's hard to "boo" virtually for a talk.

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  • Eraserstp
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    The EEE strategy in full swing.

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  • Microsoft Has A Large Presence At This Year's X.Org Conference

    Phoronix: Microsoft Has A Large Presence At This Year's X.Org Conference

    Years ago if saying Microsoft would have multiple developers presenting at the annual X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC) as well as being a sponsor, you'd probably raise some laughs. But this year for XDC2020 Gdansk (albeit virtual due to COVID-19), Microsoft engineers gave not just one talk but three on the opening day...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...osoft-XDC-2020
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