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Microsoft is Making love to Linux in the Windows store.

Bringing the unmatched Linux experience to the world of windows is being made possible by Microsoft through its windows subsystem for Linux (WSL) that has been released as open-source software to the public. Though the then newly appointed CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, publicly declared Microsoft’s love for Linux, many in the free and open… Read More »

You can now download UBUNTU Linux from the Windows Store

By | August 21, 2017

Microsoft announced at its Build 2017 developer conference earlier this year that Ubuntu would be heading to the Windows Store, and now the popular Linux distribution (distro) is available to download. Ubuntu — like SUSE Linux and Fedora, the other two forthcoming Linux distros heading to the store — runs in a sandbox alongside Windows… Read More »

MSSQL for Linux, another love from Microsoft?

By | November 25, 2016

Five years ago, who would have imagined Microsoft’s U-turn into the arms of Linux, especially after Microsoft referred to Linux and Open Source being synonymous with cancer? Last week it joined the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member and SQL Server on Linux is now in public preview. Well the tide turned and, after open… Read More »

Does Microsoft Finally Get Open Source?

By | November 7, 2016

  When Microsoft first started addressing market pressure toward open source, the company didn’t get it. Probably it’s more accurate to say Microsoft didn’t want to get it. Or wanted to pretend not to get it. A key exhibit was the Shared Source Initiative (SSI), an early 2000s initiative to allow certain parties to view… Read More »