09.28.19

No, GNU/Linux Does Not Need Proprietary Software From Microsoft

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Windows at 12:05 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Weeks ago: Microsoft’s Plan for Linux is to Make it Proprietary Software With ‘Surveillance Capitalism’

Windows Refugee, Microsoft Spyware, and GNU/Linux

Summary: People don’t escape Microsoft Windows to just get more of Microsoft; but media close to Microsoft leverages the “Linux” brand to promote Microsoft

JUST over a fortnight ago Microsoft bombarded the word “Linux” to promote proprietary software that spies on people. It was vapourware of course and Microsoft seems to be doing that again; back then it was Teams, now it’s Edge. We’ve sadly seen not just Microsoft-friendly sites like Neowin [1] playing ball but also “OMG Ubuntu” [2] and longtime Microsoft propagandist (and liar) Bogdan Popa at Softpedia [3]. Microsoft apparently thinks GNU/Linux users will volunteer to test proprietary software of Microsoft. These people are either dreaming or lying (they often do; they also paste the lie “Microsoft loves Linux” habitually). An anti-Linux trolling site [4] soon joined in.

“Microsoft apparently thinks GNU/Linux users will volunteer to test proprietary software of Microsoft.”Phoronix and few other sites [5] later promoted some PowerShell nonsense (in relation to “Linux”). When the media speaks of “command line interface” [6] it now means Windows only.

Why are some so-called ‘Linux’ sites celebrating the mere possibility of proprietary software from Microsoft (based on Free software which is already better) coming to GNU/Linux? Why would any GNU/Linux user choose Edge over Chromium, for example? It seems like Microsoft googlebombing and brand dilution. Search for “Linux” news, get Microsoft news instead.

Related/contextual items from the news:

  1. Microsoft is trying to bring the Chromium-based Edge to Linux
  2. Microsoft Edge for Linux Just Got a Lot More Likely
  3. Microsoft Wants to Launch Chromium Edge Browser on Linux, And It Needs Your Help
  4. Microsoft Wants Your Feedback on the Edge Browser for Linux
  5. Microsoft Developer Shows Linux Commands Seamlessly Integrated Within Windows PowerShell
  6. Take command of your computer with a command line interface
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