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Monday, April 24, 2017

MS Linux

I went to a meetup about running bash on Windows and was pleased to see that Satya Nadella loves Linux and will support it.  Jessica Deen gave a talk about WSL which emulates a Linux kernel on the Windows kernel and allows you to apt-get install anything from the distro they are using, Ubuntu 14.04.  It loads binaries, not like Cygwin that recompiled the user-space to run in Windows and are all .EXE files.  This seems like less overhead than running a Linux kernel, but I haven't bench-marked it.  Maybe someday the Linux kernel can replace the Microsoft one and we will no longer need to make 2 drivers for all hardware.