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(ZDNet)   Microsoft promises you can now run Windows on your Linux PC   (zdnet.com) divider line
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1084 clicks; posted to STEM » on 15 Jul 2021 at 8:16 PM (19 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-07-15 8:20:51 PM  
We've been able to run VMs of whatever we wanted on our PCs for some time now. What's the point of this article?
 
2021-07-15 8:26:48 PM  
Someone better call Amazon. I'm sure the AWS folks will be SO relieved to hear Windows will run on on EC2.
 
2021-07-15 8:29:31 PM  

Zykstar: We've been able to run VMs of whatever we wanted on our PCs for some time now. What's the point of this article?


To stan for Linux.
 
2021-07-15 8:29:35 PM  
That wasn't the only reason people weren't running Linux.
 
2021-07-15 8:34:34 PM  
Assuming it's reasonably lag free, this is quite interesting.

But not for home users, I just don't see most normal people using their PC to remotely access another pc
 
2021-07-15 8:37:51 PM  

Zykstar: We've been able to run VMs of whatever we wanted on our PCs for some time now. What's the point of this article?


Most people are not able to run VM of whatever they want, most people have never installed an O.S. and would be completely out of their depth at the first problem they encounter.

In any case this is not for technical people, it's for office workers and their boss.
 
2021-07-15 8:39:28 PM  
So I can now run Windows programs inside a Windows box?
With severe lag?
And subscription fees?
And weird data collection that will helpfully turn itself back on if I disable it?
And Clippy?

Thank you for informing me.
 
2021-07-15 8:42:04 PM  
I'm sure there's a catch. Pro and Enterprise edition only maybe? Lack of GPU pass through so no gaming perhaps? I can't imagine they're just going to give it away for free.
 
2021-07-15 8:44:22 PM  

talkertopc: Zykstar: We've been able to run VMs of whatever we wanted on our PCs for some time now. What's the point of this article?

Most people are not able to run VM of whatever they want, most people have never installed an O.S. and would be completely out of their depth at the first problem they encounter.

In any case this is not for technical people, it's for office workers and their boss.


If they can't do these things, they probably shouldn't be using Linux as their operating system though, so the focus of this article is moot for your argument.
 
2021-07-15 8:44:31 PM  
RDP is not "Running Windows on your desktop"

Jesus Christ are these people technically illiterate?

Ever since I started running Linux back in the early '90s,

*facepalm*
 
2021-07-15 8:50:45 PM  

Zykstar: talkertopc: Zykstar: We've been able to run VMs of whatever we wanted on our PCs for some time now. What's the point of this article?

Most people are not able to run VM of whatever they want, most people have never installed an O.S. and would be completely out of their depth at the first problem they encounter.

In any case this is not for technical people, it's for office workers and their boss.

If they can't do these things, they probably shouldn't be using Linux as their operating system though, so the focus of this article is moot for your argument.


Linux isn't hard anymore. I use Mint (and dualboot windows) and from an ordinary person perspective, there's no difference between the two

/except installing things in Linux needs a solution
//singular, not 11 competing solutions
 
2021-07-15 8:53:05 PM  
Ummm. Linux isn't an OS. The article didn't mention one distro. If I'm on Ubuntu or whatever, I'm guessing I don't require anything from MS.
 
2021-07-15 8:54:16 PM  

Zykstar: We've been able to run VMs of whatever we wanted on our PCs for some time now. What's the point of this article?


This way makes money for Microsoft on a continuing basis
 
2021-07-15 9:05:16 PM  
This reminds me of the militant vegans who so desperately hate meat they have meat substitutes for everything.
You want meat? Eat frighin' meat.
You want Windows? Run friggin' Windows.
Stop licking it around the edges and Commit.
 
2021-07-15 9:08:45 PM  

Gubbo: Zykstar: talkertopc: Zykstar: We've been able to run VMs of whatever we wanted on our PCs for some time now. What's the point of this article?

Most people are not able to run VM of whatever they want, most people have never installed an O.S. and would be completely out of their depth at the first problem they encounter.

In any case this is not for technical people, it's for office workers and their boss.

If they can't do these things, they probably shouldn't be using Linux as their operating system though, so the focus of this article is moot for your argument.

Linux isn't hard anymore. I use Mint (and dualboot windows) and from an ordinary person perspective, there's no difference between the two

/except installing things in Linux needs a solution
//singular, not 11 competing solutions


You're not too far off on the no difference between the two thingy. I made Cinnamon similar enough to W10 running Open Shell that I've gone a few mouse clicks into wondering what happened to all my games before remembering I'm not running on my Windows partition. On the flip side I've gone looking for VBox on my Windows partition because I need to do something fast and easy... in Windows.
 
2021-07-15 9:10:55 PM  

Zykstar: talkertopc: Zykstar: We've been able to run VMs of whatever we wanted on our PCs for some time now. What's the point of this article?

Most people are not able to run VM of whatever they want, most people have never installed an O.S. and would be completely out of their depth at the first problem they encounter.

In any case this is not for technical people, it's for office workers and their boss.

If they can't do these things, they probably shouldn't be using Linux as their operating system though, so the focus of this article is moot for your argument.


They'll use whatever is on the machine on their desk, they're not the ones doing the installation and they already call I.T. for the littlest thing.
 
2021-07-15 9:11:00 PM  
Is this the year of Windows on the desktop?
 
2021-07-15 9:11:58 PM  
Amazon has been offering a similar service for a few years now. This isn't new. https://aws.amazon.com/workspace​s/
 
2021-07-15 9:30:31 PM  
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2021-07-15 9:39:28 PM  
Woah, that article was written by an oxymoron. A computer-illiterate militant Linux user.

I've heard over and over again that people couldn't possibly run a Linux desktop because it doesn't run this Windows application or that Windows program. Well, guess what kids, that excuse doesn't hold water anymore.

Based on the article he JUST wrote, it sounds like Windows 365 isn't going to run this or that Windows application either unless you have 150 or more users or they're in the list of barely known brands that are working with Microsoft to get their software running.

On top of there being significantly better ways of running a Windows VM locally that will actually run this or that application.
 
2021-07-15 9:40:41 PM  

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That giant "Oracle" on the left means you'll want to avoid it.
 
2021-07-15 9:41:39 PM  
You can stream your iPad to your TV, but that doesn't mean your TV is "running iOS."
 
2021-07-15 9:45:25 PM  
Can we all at least agree that the article writer looks exactly like you expected?
 
2021-07-15 9:46:39 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Can we all at least agree that the article writer looks exactly like you expected?


Yep.
 
2021-07-15 10:40:41 PM  
VM beats remote, especially after adding subscription.  No thanks.
 
2021-07-15 11:35:26 PM  
For just (infinity) easy monthly payments of $$$, of course.
 
2021-07-15 11:37:02 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Can we all at least agree that the article writer looks exactly like you expected?


Here's a pic of him from the 80s: 
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2021-07-16 12:16:07 AM  
I run Ubuntu natively with the Linux subsystem within windows 10 for development and have for years.
 
2021-07-16 12:22:21 AM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Zykstar: We've been able to run VMs of whatever we wanted on our PCs for some time now. What's the point of this article?

This way makes money for Microsoft on a continuing basis


VMs are also resource hogs (typically). Microsoft is obviously providing high-function (but NOT perfect) web browser equivalents of their Office Suite,
Plus other high use apps.

Which is ideal, when it comes to predating otherwise non-windows businesses,

My guess is that security is going to be a disaster. Critical browser vulnerabilities every month or two.
 
2021-07-16 12:49:41 AM  

phimuskapsi: I run Ubuntu natively with the Linux subsystem within windows 10 for development and have for years.


lol that'll learn me for reading the headline too fast.
 
2021-07-16 1:33:29 AM  
By paying for their cloud? LOL. No.
 
2021-07-16 1:55:49 AM  
The only reason I don't use a linux based OS is because I play games, and microsoft sure as shiat didn't  just blow that up.

*sigh* I remember when ZDnet was a legitimate tech site.
 
2021-07-16 5:42:16 AM  
I had a crapped out laptop as my only computing device for years and it refused to re-install Windows so I forced myself to learn Linux enough to make the damn thing work.

It was fine.

But I'm a gamer. This would have been important news to me once.
 
2021-07-16 6:47:02 AM  
Meh. I run windows. When I need to do stuff in Linux I use WSL these days.
 
2021-07-16 7:25:16 AM  
Windows games? Steam + Proton or Wine or DOSBOX for old old DOS stuff.
Windows applications? Virtual Box with Windows on it or Wine or an alternative like Libre Office.

There really isn't a need for Windows like there used to be.
 
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