Apparently, the uptake of Microsoft's "Windows Linux Subsystem" is miniscule despite it being blared from all MS PR speakers at full volume. Smart technologists realise that enclosing Linux within Windows is a stage in Embrace, Extend, Extinguish. Locking the magnificent eagle, symbol of freedom, into a dingy little cage... is not a compelling proposition. Just drop Windows and use Linux. Only a fool puts on the shackles voluntarily.

@lightweight And besides, what's the point? Easy access to Windows? Not interested.

@alcinnz WIndows is the dystopian past we're trying to escape (and, hopefully, forget). It's not the future .

@alcinnz I'm lucky that I personally escaped Windows 25 years ago (I've never owned a computer that ran Windows as it's main OS) but its dominance of almost everyone else's computing experience means I have to contend, indirectly, with its proprietary shittiness most days.

@lightweight Windows is such a bad multiasker/threader and has such a poor tcp/ip stack, that you are totally throttling all you Linux apps running in the subsystem. If you need both on the same boot session, it makes much more sense to just throw Windows in a VM.

@lwriemen of course - I've run Windows maybe half a dozen times in the past 15yrs, and always in a VM. And I'd suggest working hard to remove the need to do it by deprecating any Windows-only software.

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