All these developers going nuts about Windows getting the Linux kernel built in, when Linux has had the Linux kernel built in this whole time...



@russsaidwords Are developers going mad for it? Most I know use Linux or Mac anyway 🤷‍♂️

@mikebabb Ha, nah, I don't have my finger on the pulse of all developers. However, the semi-technical press is making a hubbub about it, so my expression was generally a reaction to their seeming overreaction.

@russsaidwords Yeah, they got pretty excited about the first iteration of "Ubuntu running in Windows" as well. I didn't get it then, and I don't get it now. If you want Linux, run Linux!

@mikebabb Their stated idea was to enable web devs to be able to do their work with the High Quality A+ Enterprise UI and manageability of Windows

@mikebabb Basically the target audience is "well I *would* like to use OSX and it'd make my work way easier, but I already know Windows, so maybe...."

When I worked at $OUTSOURCING_COMPANY I messed around with it for a little while, but it was even more deficient than msys/cygwin so I just used that.

@mikebabb @russsaidwords their hope is that managers and it departments will go mad for it

@russsaidwords @mikebabb
Well it's very useful when you have to use Windows and use other tech on Linux (like databases), you can then run all of it without messing with a VM or other.

It's like running Wine on Linux in fact.

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