Linus Torvalds isn't worried about Microsoft taking over Linux

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  1. mood

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    Linus Torvalds isn't worried about Microsoft taking over Linux
    And you shouldn't be either
    October 7, 2019

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/linus-torvalds-isnt-worried-about-microsoft-taking-over-linux/
     
  2. Daveski17

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    ... and none of them can.

    Hopefully. :cautious:

    Linux :thumb:

    Micro$oft :thumbd:
     
  3. Minimalist

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    Well if MS is moving to Linux, maybe we should also? :)
     
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    Screenshot from 2019-10-07 16-46-53.png

    I moved to Linux years ago. Principally to get away from MS. :eek:
     
  5. Minimalist

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    Well it looks like they're following you :)
     
  6. pandorax

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    I scare they will sabotage GNU/Linux desktop segment.
     
  7. Daveski17

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    I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not lol.
     
  8. Daveski17

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    Everything M$ touches decays and becomes corrupted. They've wanted to destroy Linux for years. I just don't trust them.
     
  9. emmjay

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    Microsoft has always had an ulterior motive for whatever business it gets its claws into. Beware the wolf in sheep's clothing.

    Worst of all, this wolf may have rabies.
     
  10. pandlouk

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    I don't worry... if they do someone will fork it. I'm more worried about the influence both microsoft and red hat are having in the linux world.
    Taking control of GPL2 is difficult if not impossible but influencing it's direction is easy when you talk with $$$.

    Panagiotis
     
  11. Yuki2718

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    I guess Win10 will be the last Windows, just like Edge became last MS browser. Several years ago, there are many software which runs either only on Windows or only on Linux, but now many popular software runs on both platform w/ almost the same UI. But even when MS-Linux come, it will still be Windows as their main focus is cloud & ML.
    Agreed, how about Google (through backports from Android)?
     
  12. pandlouk

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    That influenced the Linux kernel and proved beneficial till now...

    Panagiotis
     
  13. Yuki2718

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    Yes, particularly on security, tho once let Torvalds mad. I wanted to hear others' view on that, thx.:)
     
  14. ArchiveX

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    Microsoft will create an OS
    as Endure as Linux
    and
    as User-Friendly as Windows.

    :rolleyes:
     
  15. Nightwalker

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    Microsoft doesnt care about Windows vs Linux anymore, it is all about cloud computing, services and its potential huge revenues.


     
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