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Windows 7: Understanding Microsoft's Linux code shocker


24 Jul 2009   #11

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Catswold View Post

It would appear that TEWS is an exception as well.
I was in seminary a long time ago ... I remember translating Ciceros' oration against Cataline from Greek to Latin ... good times

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24 Jul 2009   #12

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SamW View Post
This certainly is an interesting move from Microsoft, especially considering the release of Win Server 2008 R2 being upon us.

As a sys. admin of many Linux servers, I welcome this from Microsoft - but I am weary of their true intentions behind this...
True intention seems pretty obvious

They want people to be able to run Windows Server to host virtual machines for flavors of Windows AND Linux. Currently Linux does not run as well and so people may use other software to run Linux VMs seperately from their Windows VMs.

Being able to run Linux (well) as a VM under Windows Server makes Windows Server more attractive as a product.
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24 Jul 2009   #13

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
True intention seems pretty obvious

They want people to be able to run Windows Server to host virtual machines for flavors of Windows AND Linux. Currently Linux does not run as well and so people may use other software to run Linux VMs seperately from their Windows VMs.

Being able to run Linux (well) as a VM under Windows Server makes Windows Server more attractive as a product.
True, but it seems like a bit of a double-ended sword... Surely microsoft will want people to virtualise THEIR OS, over Linux.

Perhaps this is a long-term plan from Microsoft, making this code available now to boost sales of the Hyper-V server, then as time goes on try to make Windows servers in virtualisation look more attractive than Linux servers.

Or they could genuinely be being nice and giving users a bit more linux-like freedom
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24 Jul 2009   #14

Windows 7
 
 

BTW, the word "bewaring" comes Bernard in the episode of "Yes Minister" in which they were discussing this very phrase.

That series was the best political satire ever produced.

Sorry, back on topic...whatever the reason, you can bet there are $$$ behind it. At first blush it appears to be a sound business decision. Broaden the appeal of Server 2008.
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24 Jul 2009   #15

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i think this is a world-wide phenomenon - very few people (period) learn latin anymore...

one of the perils of being a dead language i suppose!

at school (30 or so years ago) i had the choice between german and latin - i decided german would be a little more useful...
Sorry OT
i had to take both and stank at both. All these subjugations drove me bonkers. Later i tried my hand at Tsjech but found out is has 7 forms of subjugation and each word in a phrase is subjugated separately according to gender and context.
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24 Jul 2009   #16

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Classical languages AND you know about Yes Minister.

Quite a few Europeans wouldn't associate that with Texas....

I opted for German over Ancient Greek but have had the benefit of Latin (not a benefit at the time but appreciated now).

As for MS's "gift"...I've always been led to believe that Linux offers good protection against Trojans
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24 Jul 2009   #17

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

greeks, trojans - see what he's done here?
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24 Jul 2009   #18

Windows 7
 
 

Shouldn't the original be translated "Beware of geeks bearing .gifs?"


...Sorry. I'm going to go PUNish myself now.
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24 Jul 2009   #19

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by newmo View Post
Classical languages AND you know about Yes Minister.

Quite a few Europeans wouldn't associate that with Texas....

I opted for German over Ancient Greek but have had the benefit of Latin (not a benefit at the time but appreciated now).

As for MS's "gift"...I've always been led to believe that Linux offers good protection against Trojans
Why shucks y'all, we even got indoor plumbin' down here. Yeesh haven't we grown beyond that sort of parochial view of the South yet.

BTW I understand the Trojans offer great protection as well
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25 Jul 2009   #20

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Catswold View Post
Why shucks y'all, we even got indoor plumbin' down here. Yeesh haven't we grown beyond that sort of parochial view of the South yet.
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