Monday, April 24, 2017
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.