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  • cynic
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    Originally posted by lowflyer View Post
    SystemD will bring down Windows the same way it brought down Linux.

    Unless they make Windows run as one of the SystemD units. Imagine being able to do something like:
    Code:
    $ sudo systemctl start windows


    </sarcasm>
    it's still spelled "systemd"...

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  • lowflyer
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    "systemd"... will bring down Windows the same way it brought down Linux.

    Unless they make Windows run as one of the "systemd"... units. Imagine being able to do something like:
    Code:
    $ sudo systemctl start windows


    </sarcasm>
    Last edited by lowflyer; 23 September 2022, 03:00 AM. Reason: correct spelling

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  • Smurphy
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    Originally posted by OmniNegro View Post
    While there are certainly things to hate about this, we must remember the good side of this. The more Linux stuff MS adopts, the sooner it will be before MS gives up on Windows and becomes another Linux distro.

    It is not impossible. And if it does happen, Wine may be greatly improved.
    Unfortunately, you will need 20Gb of HD storage space, 2 CPU's and 8GB of RAM to just bring windows along the linux you use.

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  • Smurphy
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    Originally posted by antonyshen View Post
    I don't care~
    I have to use Windows in the office but luckily I can have Linux PC when needed so it's just a ssh thing to get jobs done. For me I hate to run Linux thing inside a VM and pretend it works well on a Windows machine.
    Well, when I signed up for my last job, requirement was that I am allowed to use the OS of my choice. They didn't expect someone to use Linux
    Still using it (14 years).

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  • CochainComplex
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    Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post
    Ok you are, your comments are quite Super Sajyajin

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  • cynic
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    Originally posted by cardich View Post

    Are you a prophet, a soothsayer, or a fortune teller? Do you practice palmistry or tea leaves reading?
    LOL!

    literally every single human action (even the smallest and insignificant ones) are dictated by some kind of forecast we make.
    Using a company's well-known behaviour to predict what it will do in the future might not be accurate, but surely you can't call it "prophecy, palmistry or leaves reading" (unless you are a complete moron, of course).
    Last edited by cynic; 22 September 2022, 04:13 AM.

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  • cardich
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    Originally posted by cynic View Post

    I won't hold my breath on this, as it would be in contrast with the very essence of Microsoft.

    It is far more probable that they'll use their dominant position on the desktop market to infiltrate Windows + WSL in the datacenter and, ultimately, gain market share in that area at the expense of other competitors.

    Canonical is trying to save himself by being part of this plan but, at the end, they'll become irrilevant and will be the first "Linux vendor" to die.
    Are you a prophet, a soothsayer, or a fortune teller? Do you practice palmistry or tea leaves reading?

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  • abu_shawarib
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    I used WSL to install Samba (didn't work) and was disappointed that there was no systemd.

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  • Volta
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    Originally posted by bpetty View Post
    Windows, the best way to run Linux.
    With half of the Linux performance? Keep dreaming. Not to mention Windows security holes and spying nature.

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  • Delgarde
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    Originally posted by cynic View Post
    I won't hold my breath on this, as it would be in contrast with the very essence of Microsoft.

    It is far more probable that they'll use their dominant position on the desktop market to infiltrate Windows + WSL in the datacenter and, ultimately, gain market share in that area at the expense of other competitors.
    That's old-time thinking. Gates and Ballmer are long gone, and Windows doesn't is as central to the MS empire as it once was. Most of their revenue these days comes from services — not from selling software — and they're probably making as much money off Linux hosting on Azure than they do off Windows. The existence of WSL reflects the acceptance that they've lost the battle for the server, and are protecting the desktop by making it easier to develop for Linux from Windows.

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