Microsoft® Linux®

So after making their formerly proprietary Windows operating system POSIX compatible, integrating it into a UNIX environment by providing NFS etc., acquisition of two Linux distributors (Novell with Novell OES, and with it the subsidiary SuSE with SuSE Linux) and selling Linux (SELS) licences, putting a XEN-derived hypervisor underneath, and directly contributing to the Linux Kernel, now Microsoft Corp. did the next step and provides a native Windows Docker client able to run Linux containers on Windows, but not Windows containers!

Can’t wait for the next three logical steps: Running Windows containers on Linux, open sourcing Windows to the community to get rid of the maintenance costs for further running existing Windows applications, and finally confessing that Windows had a Linux kernel since Vista. 😉

When can we trade-in our Windows licences for Microsoft Linux copies?

About Markus Karg

Java Guru with +30 years of experience in professional software development. I travelled the whole world of IT, starting from Sinclair's great ZX Spectrum 48K, Commodore's 4040, over S/370, PCs since legendary XT, CP/M, VM/ESA, DOS, Windows (remember 3.1?), OS/2 WARP, Linux to Android and iOS... and still coding is my passion, and Java is my favourite drug!
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