WSL is MSFT's attempt to "enclose" Linux entirely within Windows. This is MSFT's only option due to Linux's GPL v2 license. But, to be frank, WSL is the worst of both worlds - Linux, but constrained by the arbitrary limitations of Windows. Yes, MSFT trying to control the platform.

If you want to use Linux... why not just use Linux? There's literally nothing standing in your way. Using WSL is voluntarily making yourself a pawn for MSFT's proprietary interests.

If you're boosting WSL on Twitter, and you're *not getting paid* by MSFT, you're a chump, because most of your fellow WSL boosters are on the payroll.

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@SimonCHulse look back a few posts :) - it's the Windows Subsystem for Linux, which lets Windows users taste the brilliance of Linux without leaving their familiar Windows cage. :)

@lightweight ah. Mac just makes everything easier. All the positives of Linux with none of the drawbacks ;)


@SimonCHulse well, I think you're heroically glossing over a whole class of exceptions in making that assertion ;) - you're just as pwned as a Windows user, but your cage is somewhat nicer.

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