08.07.20

Ubuntu and Fedora Project Serving Microsoft

Posted in Microsoft, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Vista 10, Windows at 11:50 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Even promoting Windows and an EEE-type attack on GNU/Linux

Ubuntu WSL

Summary: The Ubuntu ‘community’ as well as the ‘community’ component of Red Hat (IBM) don’t view Microsoft as a rival; over a decade ago Mark Shuttleworth accused Microsoft of “extortion” and “racketeering” (his words), but now he’s paid to change his tune

THERE are facts, and then there are lies (strategic lies such as "Microsoft loves Linux").

It is no secret and it’s a simple fact that Microsoft is still committing bribery crimes and blackmailing companies that distribute GNU/Linux. Does that bother Canonical? Not anymore. Follow the money. Yesterday it once again boosted Microsoft’s attack on GNU/Linux by means of EEE, courtesy of the Microsoft booster that Canonical hired. To quote the official Ubuntu blog:

microWSLConf will feature a virtual hallway track for unscheduled conversations by attendees and breakout sessions for affinity groups.

Microsoft affinity; the speakers are Microsoft boosters, not GNU/Linux people. Why is Canonical promoting Windows? Yes, the official Ubuntu blog keeps pushing Windows. It’s part of a pattern.

“…the official Ubuntu blog keeps pushing Windows. It’s part of a pattern.”And if that’s not bad enough, the Fedora Project was boosting Microsoft its proprietary software on the very same day as the official Fedora Project blog said “Fedora Minecraft/Spigot server follows the same Code of Conduct as Fedora Nest and the wider Fedora Community. Be kind, be respectful, and have fun!” (unlike Microsoft)

Why does Fedora see the need to promote proprietary software controlled by Microsoft? Welcome to today’s Fedora… not what it used to be. Days ago several Fedora “services [were] down due to openshift failures for service” (to quote Fedora itself). The Fedora Project has had lots of downtime lately — oftentimes claiming server/DC/colo migrations, but now this (downtime for technical reasons). We don’t suppose the project sees Microsoft as a rival anymore [1, 2] and IBM doesn’t seem to care too much about Fedora, either.

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