Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Ubuntu Running on Windows 10, Courtesy of Microsoft Means One Thing

Canonical and Microsoft are integrating their desktop platforms ? I'm having difficulty wrapping my mind around this coalition. After all, Canonical's #1 bug fix with Ubuntu was to address Microsoft's monopoly:

Microsoft has a majority market share in the new desktop PC marketplace. This is a bug which Ubuntu and other projects are meant to fix. As the philosophy of the Ubuntu Project states, "Our work is driven by a belief that software should be free and accessible to all."

What's this fundamental shift for Canonical mean ? It means that the desktop is the cloud. Linux is to the cloud what Microsoft OS is to the desktop. Microsoft wants more developers to use its cloud services, and Canonical is the logical partner, if not an obvious choice.

Windows 10 + Ubuntu = Worldclass Azure tools

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