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06.18.20

[Humour] Ubuntu and Mission Creep

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Ubuntu at 8:15 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Strength of Godzilla/Chibi Godzilla vs Godzilla vs Shin Godzilla vs Burning Godzilla: 'Ubuntu' is an ancient Swahili word meaning 'I can't install Debian';  Ubuntu is 'Linux for Human Beings; Ubuntu is Subsystem for Windows; Ubuntu is Microsoft

Summary: Canonical’s emphasis not on making Ubuntu easier or fixing bug #1 (Windows market share) means that Ubuntu becomes not part of the solution GNU/Linux was really after

06.09.20

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.

06.03.20

In 2020 Canonical No Longer Fights for Freedom

Posted in Ubuntu at 9:16 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Recent: People Who Want to Explore GNU/Linux With Ubuntu See This Today | Canonical Continues to Help Promote Windows Instead of GNU/Linux or Ubuntu

Babies/Baby Battle/Thunderdome: Apple, Microsoft, Microsoft

Summary: Freedom requires a GNU/Linux distro other than Ubuntu, which seems unwilling or unable/incapable of speaking about and promoting the ideals of GNU/Linux

People Who Want to Explore GNU/Linux With Ubuntu See This Today

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Ubuntu, Windows at 7:46 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Recent: Canonical Continues to Help Promote Windows Instead of GNU/Linux or Ubuntu

Ubuntu Windows

Summary: “Wait, am I in a GNU/Linux blog or another Windows blog,” a visitor might think… or, is Microsoft ‘taking over’ messaging at Canonical? (Same with code)

05.27.20

Canonical Continues to Help Promote Windows Instead of GNU/Linux or Ubuntu

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Ubuntu, Windows at 10:07 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Bug #1 ‘solved’ by defecting to WSL (“Linux” as a slave/captive of Windows)?

Canonical WSL

Canonical Kubernetes

Canonical WSL2

Summary: Thrice in the past week alone Canonical used the official “Ubuntu Blog” to help Microsoft instead of GNU/Linux and it is part of a disturbing trend which lends credibility to jokes or rumours about a Microsoft takeover; it's not like many people use this thing, either (Canonical helps Microsoft shore up a dying/languishing EEE attempt)

THE old modus operandi wherein Microsoft pays competitors to stop competing (see Novell and similar attempts against Netscape) is very much visible in today’s Canonical and to a lesser degree Red Hat (IBM). People are hired not to promote GNU/Linux but to help Microsoft, instead. The above screenshots are from the past week alone (roughly) and we’re hoping to just show what Canonical has become. Hardly a GNU/Linux champion; Microsoft is paying Canonical. Once upon a time antitrust and regulators were still a ‘thing’; but in these awkward times Microsoft is permitted to infiltrate just about anything, using money alone, even the Linux Foundation (where Microsoft employees now boss Linus Torvalds, making it more risky for him to lash out).

03.19.20

WSLconf in a Meme

Posted in Microsoft, Ubuntu, Vista 10 at 12:32 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Canonical and Microsoft

Summary: How to saturate news about “Linux” with fluff about Vista 10 for a week if not longer

12.16.19

When You Cannot Convert GNU/Linux Into Windows (Mono, DLL Files Etc.) You May Try to Make It Subservient to Windows (Vista 10 and WSL)

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Mono, Ubuntu, Vista 10, Windows at 4:52 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Scoble on Mono

Summary: Microsoft needs people outside Microsoft to promote WSL; some of them have already entered GNU/Linux companies

THIS may not be very publicly visible (except to those who read our IRC logs, which are public), but we’ve been researching what drives WSL development and who takes the lead.

“There’s absolutely no practical reason to use WSL; it’s a lot easier and technically far better to get something like VirtualBox, which is also Free software, then install under it one’s distribution of choice.”Isn’t it curious that lawyers rather than geeks are in charge? Earlier this month we took note of their support for USPTO-granted software patents (despite 35 U.S.C. § 101) that Microsoft still uses against GNU/Linux, even this year.

We are still drilling and digging. Many parallels can be found between the people who promoted Mono inside GNU/Linux and are now Microsoft employees (they weren’t at the time).

There’s absolutely no practical reason to use WSL; it’s a lot easier and technically far better to get something like VirtualBox, which is also Free software, then install under it one’s distribution of choice. But WSL is a lot easier for Microsoft to spy on, remotely break/brick and add Windows-only “extensions” to (the second “E” in EEE). It doesn’t take a genius to foresee what Microsoft will seek to accomplish with WSL and one only needs to assess the background of those who promote it. They’re not GNU/Linux people but Microsoft/Windows people. They view GNU/Linux as something to merely be exploited.

“…Kirkland left after 10 years; hard to imagine he was proud to have turned Ubuntu into an ‘app’ for spyware disguised as an operating system with obligatory ads.”Months ago Will Cooke stepped down As Canonical’s Ubuntu Desktop Director (Rick Spencer, head of Ubuntu’s desktop a decade ago, had come from Microsoft) and Canonical also lost the person who initially announced WSL (on behalf of Canonical), Dustin Kirkland. He now works for Apex Clearing, having left his position at Canonical (Product Manager or VP Product).

“After 7+ years at IBM,” he once explained, “I joined Canonical in (February 2008)…”

So Mr. Kirkland left after 10 years; hard to imagine he was proud to have turned Ubuntu into an ‘app’ for spyware disguised as an operating system with obligatory ads.

All in all, there are many warning signs ‘in the air’ and while our investigation continues we’ll refrain from saying anything we cannot verify (at least not yet). Remember this: WSL is not good for GNU/Linux. WSL is good for Microsoft. WSL is promoted not by GNU/Linux people but by Microsoft proponents. Just like Mono was…

“I saw that internally inside Microsoft many times when I was told to stay away from supporting Mono in public. They reserve the right to sue”

Robert Scoble, former Microsoft evangelist

12.11.19

Instead of Fixing Bug #1 Canonical/Ubuntu Contributes to Making the Bug Even More Severe (WSL/EEE)

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Ubuntu at 4:48 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Capitulation: Reducing Ubuntu to “Windows app” with Windows-only extensions and Microsoft surveillance (the race to appease Microsoft) instead of a standalone operating system

Ubuntu bug #1

Summary: Following one seminal report about Canonical financially contributing to Microsoft's EEE effortscelebrated openly by GNU/Linux opponents — there have been at least four more [1-4], reaffirming many people’s suspicions that by closing bug #1 Ubuntu basically decided not that it was fixed but that it would no longer attempt to fix it (“wontfix”)

References:

  1. Canonical Sponsoring Microsoft’s 1st Windows Subsystem For Linux Conference!

    Canonical Sponsors WSL Conference: The team Canonical is the founders of Ubuntu Linux Operating System. The team canonical announced that the team Canonical will be a featured as a sponsor on Microsoft’s 1st WSL Conference. This is the 1st conference held by Microsoft team for WSL.
    The official WSL Conference is scheduled for March 10th-11th, 2020 at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington
    We can expect that the conference will bring “Founders, Developers, Programmers, Community Members” from the WSL project.

  2. Canonical Sponsors WSLConf, Microsoft?s First Linux Conference

    WSLConf is the first Linux-related conference to be hosted by Microsoft and, if you hadn?t already guessed, is focused around the Windows Subsystem for Linux (aka WSL and WSL 2).

    Developers, enthusiasts, and users WSL will get to enjoy two jam-packaged days dedicated to the tech, with presentations, workshops, and networking around the platform.

  3. Canonical co-sponsors Windows Subsystem for Linux conference

    There may never be a “Year of the Linux desktop” per se, but Linux on Windows, via the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), is certainly gaining popularity. Canonical, Ubuntu Linux’s parent company, has just announced it will help sponsor WSLConf, the first WSL-specific conference.

  4. Canonical to Sponsor Microsoft’s First Windows Subsystem for Linux Conference

    Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, announced that they will be an official sponsor of Microsoft’s first-ever Linux Conference for WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux).

    Announced earlier this fall, WSLconf, the first Microsoft Linux Conference for WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux), a Windows 10 feature that allows users to run various GNU/Linux distributions on top of their Windows installations, will take place next spring from March 10th to 11th, and it looks like Canonical will be there to give presentations and also sponsor the event.

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