I know there are many who have been arguing that Microsoft is just trying to do the right thing, and some that have said they trust Satya Nadella, but this feels like we're moving into the "Extend" phase to me.

"Microsoft Becomes Master of Its Own Linux Kernel | Developers | LinuxInsider"

linuxinsider.com/story/86007.h

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@mike I interpret it as an acknowledgement that the underlying structure of Windows is dated and due for replacement.

It makes sense to get developers accustomed to the replacement technology before it's officially adopted.

I think, eventually, Windows will become a desktop environment on top of a Linux OS where they can leverage its hardware support and superior kernel features.

@neildarlow They wouldn't be wrong about the underlying structure of Windows. Around the turn of the century when Apple moved from "Classic" MacOS to it's current "Unixy" base, I thought Microsoft might follow suit and move Windows to a Linux based system. They've been proving me wrong for the better part of two decades now, so I'm not going to hold my breath on that move. Still, it would be a good move for them I think.

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