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    Phoronix: HP To Begin Pre-Loading WSL2 For Windows On Upcoming HP Workstations

    HP announced today that select upcoming HP workstations will begin seeing Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL2) pre-installed...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...s-WSL2-Preload

  • #2
    Extend.........

    Windows:
    - may be slow
    - runs all your Windows apps
    - runs 99% of Linux apps through WSL2, and even GUI ones

    Linux:
    - is fast
    - runs all your Linux apps
    - only runs 70% of Windows apps through Wine...

    This is a problem.

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    • #3
      Easy to depolyment? Some script for deploying automatically? Or customized WSL2 VHDX image then preinstall in the Windows?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
        Extend.........

        Windows:
        - may be slow
        - runs all your Windows apps
        - runs 99% of Linux apps through WSL2, and even GUI ones

        Linux:
        - is fast
        - runs all your Linux apps
        - only runs 70% of Windows apps through Wine...

        This is a problem.
        if microsoft really <3 linux like they claim, then why don't they contribute to wine? the bulk of their contributions have been making running linux things, including linux itself, on windows easier. if they want to do that, then that's fine, but it be nice if they also helped make running windows things on linux, easier.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by middy View Post
          if microsoft really <3 linux like they claim, then why don't they contribute to wine? the bulk of their contributions have been making running linux things, including linux itself, on windows easier. if they want to do that, then that's fine, but it be nice if they also helped make running windows things on linux, easier.
          Because they only <3 linux in the same sense as I <3 a good steak.

          WSL is indeed a perfectly executed EEE scheme by Microsoft. And there is nothing the Linux community can do.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by middy View Post
            if microsoft really <3 linux like they claim, then why don't they contribute to wine? the bulk of their contributions have been making running linux things, including linux itself, on windows easier. if they want to do that, then that's fine, but it be nice if they also helped make running windows things on linux, easier.
            Because that would be a terrible business strategy which would kill the company in the process. and of course they wouldn't ever desire that.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
              Extend.........

              Windows:
              - may be slow
              - runs all your Windows apps
              - runs 99% of Linux apps through WSL2, and even GUI ones

              Linux:
              - is fast
              - runs all your Linux apps
              - only runs 70% of Windows apps through Wine...

              This is a problem.
              Going by your numbers above...it sounds like Windows and Linux are converging.

              Compatibility and ease of use -- in both directions -- meeting somewhere in the middle. You could almost say... they are both extending their arms and embracing each other?



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              • #8
                MS is just trying to solve their problem of a rapidly shrinking developer ecosystem.

                Running linux apps slowly doesnt solve that for them or stem the bleeding.

                I reckon the #1 reason they still dont have android emulation is they know as soon as they do exactly no one will build windows apps any more

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                • #9
                  Windows has in many ways become irrelevant and WSL just pushes that further. For people working in Windows culture companies, this could be very delightful! Linux has also in may ways become irrelevant, there is a convergence happing of the "OS", specifically wrt desktop. Now looking at servers is a very different situation. WSL will not save windows in any place requiring high performance serving or a large number of client services (CALs kill you there!).

                  Personally I think WSL is an attempt to bring devs back and an acknowledgment that Linux is the only place for high performance deployment.

                  It would not surprise me if in the not to distant future we see things like ActiveDirectory available on Linux (no doubt for a reasonably huge cost). They have already done it with SQL Server (has anyone here actually tried it on Linux though?).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
                    Extend.........

                    Windows:
                    - may be slow
                    - runs all your Windows apps
                    - runs 99% of Linux apps through WSL2, and even GUI ones

                    Linux:
                    - is fast
                    - runs all your Linux apps
                    - only runs 70% of Windows apps through Wine...

                    This is a problem.
                    Don't forget that it also runs Android apps. I think that this is a good thing for developers. My view is use the best tools for the job. The problem is that there isn't any investment in the GNU/Linux desktop. It is mostly a very fragmented hobbyist project that is unlikely to replace Windows.

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