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  • Microsoft's CBL-Mariner 2.0 Linux Distro Now Supports Kernel Live Patching, PXE Boot

    Phoronix: Microsoft's CBL-Mariner 2.0 Linux Distro Now Supports Kernel Live Patching, PXE Boot

    Last month Microsoft issued the first production release of CBL-Mariner 2.0, its in-house Linux distribution used for powering services from Microsoft Azure to WSL use-cases and more. CBL-Mariner 2.0 this weekend saw a rather large monthly update with a number of fixes, package updates, and new additions to this "Common Base Linux" platform...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...-2.0-June-2022

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    Is CBL-Mariner a derivative or is it an original Linux? What’s the package manager and update mechanism?

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      It's based on RPM packages (spec) from Fedora.

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        Wow, a microsoft product with live kernel patching! If only they'd add that to Windows instead of forcing you restart every hour. But no, that would be too much work, it's easier just to sit on the monopoly money.

        Originally posted by scottishduck View Post
        Is CBL-Mariner a derivative or is it an original Linux? What’s the package manager and update mechanism?
        It's a distro they use for internal purposes, it's not meant to be used by other people. You can use it, it's publicly available, but it's really not made for anything other than for use in microsoft products like Azure or WSL.

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          https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Boxes
          Originally posted by Ironmask View Post
          Wow, a Microsoft product with live kernel patching! If only they'd add that to Windows instead of forcing you to restart every hour. But no, that would be too much work, it's easier just to sit on the monopoly money.
          Same thing with Hyper-V, meanwhile Apple ecosystem is thriving with good VM tools
          https://mac.getutm.app
          https://github.com/insidegui/VirtualBuddy
          https://developer.apple.com/document...chine_on_a_mac
          https://github.com/cirruslabs/tart

          Linux has Boxes, which is pretty good for simple use cases https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Boxes, don't know if there is KDE alternative for Boxes

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