'While there is no proof that anything nefarious is afoot, it does
feel like maybe the Windows-maker is hijacking the Linux movement a
bit by serving distros in its store. I hope there is no "embrace,
extend, and extinguish" shenanigans going on.
Just yesterday, we reported that Kali Linux was in the Microsoft Store
for Windows 10. That was big news, but it was not particularly
significant in the grand scheme, as Kali is not very well known.
Today, there is some undeniably huge news -- Debian is joining SUSE,
Ubuntu, and Kali in the Microsoft Store. Should the Linux community be
My concern lately is that Microsoft could eventually try to make the
concept of running a Linux distro natively a thing of the past.
Whether or not that is the company's intention is unknown. The Windows
maker gives no reason to suspect evil plans, other than past negative
comments about Linux and open source. For instance, former Microsoft
CEO Steve Ballmer once called Linux "cancer" -- seriously.'
-- source: https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/03/07/159249
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Waikato, NZ
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