06.09.20

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With WSL Microsoft is Attempting to Leverage Its Dying Windows Monopoly Against GNU/Linux (to Control It)

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Ubuntu at 6:06 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

If they gain enough “share” (far from it just yet), they’ll “extend” it — as they’ve begun doing with DirectX — and encourage people to develop things that only work in WSL (i.e. only with the crumbling Vista 10)

“Pitting browser against browser is hard since Netscape has 80% marketshare and we have <20% … I am convinced we have to use Windows-this is the one thing they don’t have…”

Former Microsoft Vice President James Allchin in an internal memo

Summary: Canonical is still foolishly bolstering the Microsoft monopoly and publicly bragging about it while openwashing by Microsoft reaches ludicrous levels; this mustn’t be a taboo subject as it’s an existential threat if not assured loss of control (Microsoft just wants to control everything, including GNU/Linux)

THE Board of Microsoft has changed over the past couple of decades, but sociopathy prevails. Just look at all those companies these people viciously killed as recently as years ago; look at the patent blackmail they’ve engaged in (especially against GNU/Linux).

Only the deluded and the highly gullible seriously believes that Microsoft somehow “loves Linux…”

“As we’ve been pointing out several times, Canonical has used the official Ubuntu blog to serenade to Microsoft far too much lately.”Suffice to say, Microsoft uses fake love to seduce its victims. Hours ago Canonical published this nonsense about “Microsoft European Virtual Open Source Summit” (is Microsoft pretending again to be “Open Source”? Where it’s losing the public sector?).

As we’ve been pointing out several times, Canonical has used the official Ubuntu blog to serenade to Microsoft far too much lately [1, 2]. Nearly half the blog posts were about Windows and/or Microsoft and this latest one says: “On June 16th 2020, the Microsoft European Virtual Open Source Summit will be the occasion to meet and hear from all the communities, entrepreneurs and developers involved in building the future of open source technologies in the cloud.”

“Scroll down a bit and you find Canonical boasting about surveillance and proprietary software of Microsoft (Azure clown computing), as well as WSL.”So Microsoft, a proprietary software giant, pretends again to be some kind of master of “Open Source”… how fitting.

Scroll down a bit and you find Canonical boasting about surveillance and proprietary software of Microsoft (Azure clown computing), as well as WSL. Stay classy, Mark Shuttleworth (MS).

Canonical may seem like a lost cause at this point; how much did Microsoft pay them (e.g. collaboration money) and is it too late for Canonical to actually tackle its famous bug #1? Azure is all about Microsoft monopoly and the same is true for WSL and GitHub.

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