Microsoft Linux = Microsoft + Ubuntu

T-Mobile g3lws9
Oct 31, 2018 22 Comments

If Microsoft bought Ubuntu and created a Linux distribution with Enterprise/AD integration, the Windows 10 GUI (same interface, same base apps, just as smooth to interact with in every way), and ported over their most popular applications to work beautifully with the distribution (Office, Outlook, Exchange, Visual Studio, Visio, SharePoint, Power BI, Azure integrations, DirectX, etc), would you use it?

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  • T-Mobile C53kwl9
    Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeiiiiit
    Oct 31, 2018 0
  • Oracle aye-o
    Only if it was Unity Desktop based.
    Oct 31, 2018 2
    • Qualtrics aJOl73
      Unix or did you actually mean unity
      Oct 31, 2018
    • Microsoft bloooooood
      They actually meant Unity. Noob.
      Oct 31, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng Tier 1
    We already have PowerShell running on Ubuntu.

    Now we need UWP.
    Oct 31, 2018 2
    • Microsoft / Eng Tier 1
      But what about all the apps in the store...?
      Oct 31, 2018
    • Microsoft wbYt28
      All four of them?
      Oct 31, 2018
  • Uber / Eng jHu5B3
    Windows 10 GUI...
    Even Linux desktop is better than that shit!!!
    Oct 31, 2018 4
    • Microsoft wbYt28
      Linux doesn't have a GUI, genius. Depends hugely on the distro.
      Oct 31, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product _🐧
      Doesn't depend on the distro. Depends on the desktop environment.
      Oct 31, 2018
    • Microsoft wbYt28
      Sure, but normally a distro comes prepackaged with a DE. You can pick whatever you want, that's true. But there is no Linux general GUI
      Oct 31, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product _🐧
      Popular distros come in multiple flavors, featuring various DEs.
      Oct 31, 2018
  • Microsoft hshajxbsba
    No, because:
    1. They would screw things up in the process.
    2. Windows GUI is awful and too limited.
    Oct 31, 2018 2
    • Microsoft ABACADABAC
      Presumably you could install any shell you wanted, just like with Linux today
      Oct 31, 2018
    • Microsoft strUName
      Like point 1. Dislike point 2.
      Oct 31, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng GQXY27
    Sure, I'd use it as long as they did not nerf the kernel or userspace
    Oct 31, 2018 0
  • Microsoft k—
    How different is Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Subsystem_for_Linux) from what you are asking? It has all your user-space packages (shells, compilers, editors, and anything you can install from Debian/Ubuntu/OpenSUSE reps) minus the X server. (One can separately install X server for windows).

    Of course, it runs on the Windows kernel but for most parts, it’s not visible to the applications.

    Oh, and by the way, you also get to SSH in/out of Windows with WSL (although, one can also use the SSH support in the newer Windows 10 releases).
    Oct 31, 2018 2
    • VMware BobbleHat
      Because it is built by people that think it is the same
      Oct 31, 2018
    • Microsoft k—
      Care to elaborate?
      Oct 31, 2018
  • T-Mobile C53kwl9
    A Linux distro with lots of proprietary Microsoft tech and software but fully compatible with the Debian ecosystem 100%?
    Oct 31, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / R&D kalimiro
    I'm at Microsoft and I'm using Ubuntu as my primary workstation. Works just great.
    Oct 31, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
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    funkuupmore
    I could be convened...
    Depends on if they respect the current platform. What I do not want is Ubuntu:Windows distribution - a version of Ubuntu that is niesh to Microsoft. Embrace open standards and existing libraries, and don't over engineer 👍🏾
    Oct 31, 2018 0

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