Christopher Shaw writes about moving back to Windows from Linux. It’s interesting how Windows Subsystem For Linux is lightening the line between Windows and Linux. If WSL continues to improve and evolve, Windows will almost be just another desktop environment.
Jessie Frazelle writes about working with the Windows Subsystem for Linux, which I hope to do on my next work/Windows machine.
When asked whether he also had an iPhone, perhaps as a secondary device, he replied: “No, no iPhone.”
So at least now we know which is the lesser of two evils in the Microsoft world.
But now Microsoft has taken a new tack. It admitted that it turned off rivals’ antivirus software. Rob Lefferts, Microsoft’s partner director of the Windows & Devices Group, Security & Enterprise, said, yes, Windows 10 Creators Update disabled third-party antivirus products — but only in a few circumstances, and for a short time.
I get that Microsoft has all kinds of users of varying degrees of technical ability, but to take a position of “We know what’s best for your system,” just doesn’t feel very secure to me.
I love when I get these calls.
We tend to blame Linux when release upgrades go wrong, but the reality is, it’s just a hard thing to do—for any operating system:
“When you’ve got 300 million devices, there’s going to be edge cases that we don’t pick up,” said David Dennis, a Microsoft spokesman. He said the company was continuing to update the system to address problems.
This is probably why we’ll never have a Windows rolling release…
Professor Eggert(CS130) (to the class): One of the “danger signs” for a software project management is that the users “don’t want the software”. Can any of you give me an example of software that users don’t want?
A classmate: Windows 7?
I’ve been trying to understand how Ubuntu will run within Windows 10. I’m still not quite sure I understand it all, but Dustin has the clearest explanation I’ve read so far:
“So maybe something like a Linux emulator?” Now you’re getting warmer! A team of sharp developers at Microsoft has been hard at work adapting some Microsoft research technology to basically perform real time translation of Linux syscalls into Windows OS syscalls. Linux geeks can think of it sort of the inverse of “wine” – Ubuntu binaries running natively in Windows. Microsoft calls it their “Windows Subsystem for Linux”. (No, it’s not open source at this time.)
The full post has many more details.
Dan, who you might remember from this interview, has written about switching to Linux before (here and here, for instance), but it’s an important message to get out. And every year switching becomes easier and easier (although there are books to help you).
I’m glad he keeps beating the Linux drum, though. Especially as a less technical user.
From Niels Kobschaetzki. Honestly, at this point in my life, I think ALL operating systems are annoying in different ways. Linux is just the least annoying for me!