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#1 Kev

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 05:30 PM

Maybe Micro$oft is seeing the value of Linux?

 

http://arstechnica.c...inux-foundation/

 

 

Another interesting article on it... Steve Balmer's comment 15 years ago about linux being a cancer aside...

 

http://www.theverge....tion-membership


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 07:14 PM

ya saw that today....  huh!



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Posted 16 November 2016 - 07:43 PM

Reason for that is that they want to get rid of windows as an OS and only want to make it a window manager for linux. 

Same profit, less development work. 

Preceeding news for that:

MS spins own linux distro to replace its windows servers.

MS packs linux libs so that you can start linux binaries on windows.

 

5 Years in the future: Windows becomes a linux distro similar to android. 


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 09:14 AM

So all the bad guys are going to start bombarding us with viruses???



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Posted 18 November 2016 - 10:05 AM

Great! There will be no end to security issues now.


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 10:37 AM

The beginning of the end of Linux...



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Posted 18 November 2016 - 11:49 AM

On the other hands, Google joins .NET foundation.

 

http://venturebeat.c...net-foundation/

 

Counterattack? :P



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Posted 18 November 2016 - 12:44 PM

I have been under the impression (wrongly?) that Linux was protected from viruses and other attacks mostly due to the nature of the filesystem and permissions, not just because we were too unpopular to bother with. 


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 01:03 PM

Developer can make a harmful code and build a deb and place on Internet. Any person can download it and install as exe. I think Linux was safe due to market desktop minority and distributions diversity...

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 01:23 PM

Developer can make a harmful code and build a deb and place on Internet. Any person can download it and install as exe. I think Linux was safe due to market desktop minority and distributions diversity...

Not to belabor the issue but "place it on the internet" isn't quite the same as "place it in the repositories", right? So for we timid Linux users, that won't be quite so dangerous. Or am I missing something (likely I am)?


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Posted 19 November 2016 - 02:02 PM

https://www.skype.co...e-for-computer/

 

:)

 

Do we know what is inside the deb package? Microsoft is a provider ;)



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 08:35 PM

Point taken.


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Posted 21 November 2016 - 12:49 PM

hmmm guess should just run all OS's in a VM ....


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