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    Phoronix: Microsoft Publishes October 2021 Update For Its Linux Distribution

    Microsoft today released its monthly update to CBL-Mariner, its internal Linux distribution that is used for a variety of purposes at the Windows company...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...riner-Oct-2021

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    Prolly the high class MS devs using it at home, so they don't get spied on by their co-workers.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Nuc!eoN View Post
      Prolly the high class MS devs using it at home, so they don't get spied on by their co-workers.
      I take it you're not aware that this isn't a "proper" distro that can be used as a desktop OS:

      https://www.stationx.net/what-is-cbl-mariner/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nuc!eoN View Post
        Prolly the high class MS devs using it at home, so they don't get spied on by their co-workers.
        Heh, for 10 years I did work for Microsoft and only ever ran Windows in a VM on Linux.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by linner View Post

          Heh, for 10 years I did work for Microsoft and only ever ran Windows in a VM on Linux.
          Out of curiosity, what was your role at MS?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jacob View Post
            Out of curiosity, what was your role at MS?
            I was never an employee, only a contractor. I worked in security. Mostly obscure (at the time) niche stuff like smartcards, biometrics, cryptography, and the associated applications. A lot of that stuff is so common nowadays that people don't even think about it but back then almost everything had to be done from scratch.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by linner View Post

              Heh, for 10 years I did work for Microsoft and only ever ran Windows in a VM on Linux.
              I worked for Canonical for 6 years and saw a few developers running Linux in a VM on macOS host. So there is that...

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