Microsoft are Terrified of Linux | Nostalgia Nerd

31 okt. 2020
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Head to ​ to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code NOSTALGIANERD.... Well, well, well, if it isn't a Halloween video, of sorts. The Halloween Documents, as they are known, consist of various leaked documents from Microsoft (and those connected with the company), regarding their fears and concerns around Open Source Software in the late 90s (mainly Linux). As well as being packed with frightful suggestions, and abject fear about what a free OS could do to their market domination, the Halloween documents offer yet an interesting (and somewhat damming) view into Microsoft's marketing tactics during these years.
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  • Happy Halloween folks. Make sure you wash your hands after knocking on grubby doors. That's a general rule for life, not just today.

    Nostalgia NerdNostalgia Nerd5 maanden geleden
    • Actually, these things can be said more quickly and effectively - like in the closing part of the debate here - when someone (who I won't name) crash-bombed the discussion and won the debate.

      Rock BrentwoodRock Brentwood5 maanden geleden
    • @Arnan de Gans Microsoft Office itself has gotten really bad from 2007 onwards. Stupid ribbon interface and longer and less intuitive hotkey combinations (when you can find what you're looking for at all). So Microsoft Office for Linux would probably stimulate LibreOffice/OpenOffice to get worse instead of better.

      Lucius ChiaraviglioLucius Chiaraviglio5 maanden geleden
    • @Lucius Chiaraviglio If it existed, Libreoffice and OpenOffice wouldn't be such piles of crap because they'd be motivated to do better... So yes, a bit of competition in that area would be good. Microsoft spending millions on killing Linux was dumb. They could have spent those millions on making software for it. Imagine having a full suite of MS software on Linux (not just office) or even more game support - It's hard to imagine what would be possible/available now if MS decided not to hate Linux 20-25 years ago.

      Arnan de GansArnan de Gans5 maanden geleden
    • Happy Halloween 😁🤣

      Sumudu RanathungaSumudu Ranathunga5 maanden geleden
    • @Arnan de Gans Be careful what you wish for . . . .

      Lucius ChiaraviglioLucius Chiaraviglio5 maanden geleden
  • Linux is terrible, every time I've tried it I end up basically running Windows to get programs to work. I don't see a reason to go with Linux when it's a mess. It seems like most Linux distros are crap it's like a 15 year old designed it. The UI is always clunky and ugly. You have to be an expert in Linux to even install programs. And most the time you're just going to be running Windows programs because Linux barely has any good software support. They treat it like an after thought or just to please Linux users.

    theFLCLguytheFLCLguyDag geleden
  • Microsoft IS* terrified of Linux. Fixed the title, Microsoft is a single company.

    theFLCLguytheFLCLguyDag geleden
  • That's true, I am remember the head of Mister Bill Gates on press when some people were trying Linux...but Microsoft used to put original software with 300 pages of book Works, Doshell, Basic, Windows inside the assembled computer box. That was an normal period where all was included previously and you had an impression you bought not nothing. Matier inside is important even in softwares as cdroms, books, discs.Linux only at downloading, it was as virtual and looks not serious at all. I am not agree with Microsoft which is doing only sometimes or always today... downloadings. It's an trahison for fidelity of users who trusted on this os.

    Pierre LucasPierre Lucas6 dagen geleden
  • Well, long live the weaponized assult penguins gang!

    AIO YouTuber TVAIO YouTuber TV12 dagen geleden
  • and in this day of age Gates wants to block out the sun for "climate" reasons...

    klizzard5166klizzard516615 dagen geleden
  • I moved to Linux ages ago. Microsoft Windows kept destroying my SSDs and knew I couldn't keep losing everything and reinstalling every few months. Microsoft is destroying themselves, not a competitor.

    wolfrig2000wolfrig200017 dagen geleden
  • You should have mentioned that microsoft's own web site started running the Apache web server on Linux in the 2010s. Every time I think about that, it makes me smile.

    Benjamin McLeanBenjamin McLean21 dag geleden
  • Ah yes vinod valopillow

    sanairsanair23 dagen geleden
  • Microsoft is a typical mammoth corp: absolutely no backbone, anti-competitive, and lazy. This particular video is just one example of their shameful behavior and it is very sad that they still have what is essentially a monopoly on the PC OS market.

    Shard113Shard113Maand geleden
  • Proof of criminal conspiracy is leaked, and federal prosecutors do nothing. Not much has changed in Gates's life since then.

    Sigismund v. SonderwegSigismund v. SonderwegMaand geleden
  • Some important points: Microsoft last year bought GitHub! Also even 10 years ago a typical application would be composed of 20/80 open source to non-open source libraries. Today that is more like 80/20. Microsoft are now focusing on what they do well: (1) desktop operating system, (2) Active Directory and attachments in enterprise, (3) cloud computing (which embraces open source, as MS seem to now be doing). Maybe one day they will ditch Windows Server as they don't really need it anymore.

    James SmithJames SmithMaand geleden
  • I legit remember buying a version of Debian in the box (with a bumper sticker included!) at my local Best Buy sometime around 1999, as well as seeing products like SuSE Linux available for purchase in the box. Crazy times!

    stillcoldstillcoldMaand geleden
  • The state of Linux nowadays is nothing short of amazing. In recent years I've been same to run games like Overwatch natively under Linux with full 3D rendering using development versions of WINE and dxvk.

    stillcoldstillcoldMaand geleden
  • Man I still remember the battle over Microsoft versus the creators of SAMBA (a compatible open source implementation of Windows workgroups, as well as being able to operate as things like Domain controllers later on).

    stillcoldstillcoldMaand geleden
  • I fondly remember the first time I was able to connect my computer running Slackware 96 at the time to the internet with pppconfig. Fast forward a number of years later and I became the creator and maintainer of a number of Arch Linux packages in the AUR repo.

    stillcoldstillcoldMaand geleden
  • Good. Microsoft needs to be kept on it's toes and fight for it's own survival. Linux is free, diverse, and easy to use.

    High King TrasherHigh King TrasherMaand geleden
  • Windows 🤮

    Murad PervezMurad PervezMaand geleden
  • I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX. Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called "Linux", and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project. There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called "Linux" distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.

    Milo BanksMilo BanksMaand geleden
  • Those kinds of documents between companies constitutes war on every man woman and child.

    Zeek MZeek MMaand geleden
  • How is Linux still a thorn in Microsoft's side now? Their Azure platform is built mostly on Linux..They've ported Powershell to Linux...They've added a Linux Subsystem to Windows...Your last comment has a few holes in it I would say.

    Terrence MonroeTerrence Monroe2 maanden geleden
  • *de-commodifying

    Greg MarkGreg Mark2 maanden geleden
  • And every day, Windows is more and more like Linux. Major release every six months in spring and autumn, more and more UNIX-like functions. Now, Android, a heavily modified linux system, is majority marketshare holder in the mobile space, the vast majority of webservers, even Microsoft's own Azure servers are running Linux, and people disgruntled with Windows 10 either stuck with 7 or moved to Linux. Every day, Linux grows in the PC space as well, only with overall software compatibility, especially in gaming, remaining Windows' advantage, though this slips by the day with the creative people behind Lutris, Proton, DXVK, and Vulkan pushing things along. Every time a new feature comes to Windows, someone copies it's function in Linux. If not, we just run it in a VM or wine; dual-booting for the games that refuse to run in any form of emulation or that ban you for using DXVK (looking at you, EA. We saw how Apex worked and then it suddenly started banning DXVK players after an update. Chill your linux hate-boner.) Free isn't as easy to use, but you learn a lot every day by just trying to make something work. There are things that Windows does better, not-so-little things like font rendering, which Windows does the best out of any major OS. But not too many. That, and we don't generally need to reinstall our entire OS every year or two to maintain performance because Linux actually clears out old drivers completely as well as their dependencies when it updates. Try an actual package manager that cleans out dross from previous installs, it will do you a lot of good, Microsoft. Obligatory BTW I use Arch.

    JötunnJötunn2 maanden geleden
  • They employed Embrace, Extend, Extinguish method for linux, I really hope it won't work... : (

    I trigger peopleI trigger people2 maanden geleden
  • oh damn, I used to know someone that worked at SCO. I never knew why the company shut down. When it did though, it shut down FAST. There were a ton of leftover desktops and laptops that had their HDD's wiped. I had no idea that Microsoft was involved with them to that degree

    Zack FortuneZack Fortune3 maanden geleden
  • Oh man, they wrote "OSS software" in their memos...

    X6HerbiusX6Herbius3 maanden geleden
  • If this Linux incline had continued, we’d be living in a literal utopia. Make computers computer-y again!

    dustboxednorthdustboxednorth3 maanden geleden
  • I don’t know anyone who he used Linux. In fact the only time I’ve ever seen it in person is when I visited Crewe Alexandra FC for an ICT A-Level project in 2001!

    Detecting RetroDetecting Retro3 maanden geleden
  • Happy Linux user for over 20 years. I went full time Linux user 5 years ago and have not booted a windows desktop for my own personal use in as much time. My son's friend has an old laptop that was struggling running windows 10. He is using it for controlling and programming the ECU in his 1996 Nissan drift car. A few days ago I found out that the software package he uses was available on Linux and installed MX Linux for him and he couldn't believe how much better it runs. I run Manjaro on my main machine and Arch and Gentoo on a couple of others. I won't have MS making their billions selling my info.

    Joe ManningJoe Manning3 maanden geleden
  • Quite old, isn't it?

    Marius SchäferMarius Schäfer3 maanden geleden
  • Linux is the reason Android exists. Android is the reason Microsoft has completely and utterly failed in the mobile space instead of being able to compete alongside Apple's iOS. Microsoft had good reason to be scared. Mobile is a _far_ bigger market than PCs ever were and Linux completely ate their lunch there. Then there's IoT. Yep, all Linux again. And internet services. Largely Linux from early on and still is to this day. The only space where Microsoft has maintained dominance is in the corporate infrastructure space because nobody else has introduced an integrated auth/server/desktop suite as comprehensive as AD. If they ever do though Microsoft will be relegated to no longer controlling any platforms. All because some crazy bunch of hippies built an OS and gave it away for free. The funny part isn't that Microsoft was scared. It's that they weren't scared enough.

    Christopher FowlerChristopher Fowler3 maanden geleden
  • Linux is awesome. Everything I need is free. I have used mint for many yrs. I have a computer in each room and only one has windows. Linux mint is ROCKS!

    Knaight MareKnaight Mare3 maanden geleden
  • I seem to recall one rather hotly fueled discussion somewhere on the internet that some version of Windows actually incorporated parts of LINUX and or UNIX in it's internal components. Not sure where it is, maybe someone remembers what the specifics were. It seemed to have a lot of discussion going around it.

    DarkVoidIIIDarkVoidIII4 maanden geleden
  • Should have asked LGR for who made all his copies of linux distros he has lol

    J TurnerJ Turner4 maanden geleden
  • Watching this from my Linux on Raspberry Pi. Mwahaha!

    Евгений УвинЕвгений Увин4 maanden geleden
  • Linux dooted Microsoft kekw

    PvtNewbPvtNewb4 maanden geleden
  • its actually about apple. ;)

    Mr. CMr. C4 maanden geleden
  • Yup.. I only use Windows for gaming.. I love Linux mint

    Adham MagdyAdham Magdy4 maanden geleden
  • Now I'm concerned because Microsoft accquired Github

    Daniel EcclestonDaniel Eccleston4 maanden geleden
  • I use

    Daniel EcclestonDaniel Eccleston4 maanden geleden
  • Best way to keep people on Windows is to give them a Linux box that has a small problem and ask them to troubleshoot

    Mr. CleanMr. Clean4 maanden geleden
  • The only problem I have with Linux are their GUI environments they crash a lot. My fav is KDE coz its very customisable and uses less resources than gnome

    John DripperJohn Dripper5 maanden geleden
  • What's that? _Linux an Open Source operating system_ Hmmm... I don't know... _It's not Microsoft_ OK, I want it!!!

    ö. . ,ö. . ,5 maanden geleden
  • Remember when you made a c64 basic tutorial? You never made a part 2.

    Kobi HameedKobi Hameed5 maanden geleden
  • If this is the shit they were doing back in the day, imagine all they shady shit they might be up to nowadays. I run Linux as my daily OS. I have windows on my gaming PC, but I use it basically just as a game console. I only use the windows VM on my Linux install when absolutely necessary.

    That Person With A MLP Icon Who Starts FlamewarsThat Person With A MLP Icon Who Starts Flamewars5 maanden geleden
  • Watching this video on a Linux desktop.

    Spider PickleSpider Pickle5 maanden geleden
  • Hmmm. Microsoft actually embraces Linux now...

    Raxcental RuthentaRaxcental Ruthenta5 maanden geleden
    • Reluctantly, and because it makes them money nowadays.

      OtterGauzeOtterGauze5 maanden geleden
  • I've been using Linux off and on since the 90's. It's been fascinating to watch how it's progressed. It's fantastic for server. But, it's quite lacking as a desktop OS. Yeah, I would agree it's gotten quite easy to install and get going. But, as soon as you deviate from the normal repo of apps... or ever have a need to run older software... it becomes dependency hell.

    Brian BuchholtzBrian Buchholtz5 maanden geleden
    • Lol, I bet you've never had the need to run old or obscure software. What about older dependencies that have been compiled to use other old or no longer maintained dependencies? It quickly becomes a nightmare. A simple apt-get doesn't always resolve the issue.

      Brian BuchholtzBrian Buchholtz2 maanden geleden
    • sudo apt-get install

      SFS AtlasSFS Atlas2 maanden geleden
  • The only exception where FOSS-software can not be competitive is AAA-gaming (the production of games). Other than that it can be 100% competitive and indeed even get better on the long term because you can keep building and keep using a relatively old code-base. To produce such games you need a large budget on short term, that is not possible for FOSS. But in theory they could make the best game-engine or produce nice indy-games or platform-games eventually.

    Peter JansenPeter Jansen5 maanden geleden
  • I jumped over to Linux just before Halloween so this video is.....spooky.

    MagpieMagpie5 maanden geleden
  • i know its not in right topic but i dont know where to turn, do @Nostalgia nerd know whay its only some of SB16 cards have ide hdd connection and not all of them ?

    Svenska VargenTVSvenska VargenTV5 maanden geleden
  • Excellent video as always! I actually had a video recommendation- have you considered doing an Farewell to Flash video? With it finally reaching the end of the long road in a month or so here, it might be neat to try and explain this revolutionary but much maligned part of the internet. The internet truly *looked* and worked different before/after Flash.

    The Downpour ProjectsThe Downpour Projects5 maanden geleden
  • Microsoft likes Linux now. WSL2 in Windows 10 works well.

    Nick RodriguezNick Rodriguez5 maanden geleden
  • UNIX did not fail, as an os it is easier for admins to manage than Windows. I have managed Solaris ( both BSD and ATT versions), HPUX, Aix, and 3 different Linux distros. Àll of them easier to wodrk with tham MS OS.

    Joe TaylorJoe Taylor5 maanden geleden
  • Lest you think Linux isn't serious business, just remember, the windows phone is dead, yet android (Linux) lives on

    matthew weavermatthew weaver5 maanden geleden
  • Linux in early 2000s: are considered a threat by the company that makes the most used OS in the world. Linux in late 2010s: Breaking news: Local penguin refuses to die.

    Serban IordacheSerban Iordache5 maanden geleden
    • And fights back(somehow) with arroheads, swirls, hats, circles and some dragobs.

      devika krishnadevika krishna5 maanden geleden
  • This wasnt the only time that microsoft got someone to attack their competitor. They funded Toshiba to attack Sony in the HDDVD/Bluray war and funded Immersion to go after Sony for vibration feedback in console controllers. They also got their ex employee, the ceo of Nokia to turn Nokia into a company fully behind windows phones to take on android when no other phone company would devote more than 1-2 phone models to windows phones.

    700gsteak700gsteak5 maanden geleden
  • There are *NO* good billionaires. Fuck Bill Gates.

    Johnny CarcinogenJohnny Carcinogen5 maanden geleden
  • Today I learned that plural of Unix is Unices.

    axa993axa9935 maanden geleden
  • Just a warning, ESR is a crazy-person these days. This doesn't invalidate his previous work at all, it just means that you should take his modern ramblings with a grain of salt?

    NiarbehtNiarbeht5 maanden geleden
  • I have linux mint 20. Don't like windows 10

    Dan PeteDan Pete5 maanden geleden
  • Microsoft continually delivers the bottom of mediocrity.

    Simon MikkelsenSimon Mikkelsen5 maanden geleden
  • FOSS is communism in the best way.

    joshmbrown42joshmbrown425 maanden geleden
  • Worth mentioning is that SCO was founded in 1979, and has been called the "first Unix company". It was actually a highly-respected company. The ascendancy of Linux effectively obsoleted commercial versions of Unix, which of course meant SCO wasn't viable as a business. What was once a highly-regarded business died an ignoble death as a patent troll. I don't have any stats to back it up, but I imagine Linux is the world's most-used OS, probably by at least an order of magnitude more than Windows. It's powering phones, network routers, and undoubtedly a bunch of other stuff of which we are unaware. Microsoft still has a stranglehold on the desktop, as evidenced by how awful Windows is. No product could be that bad if there was real competition.

    Zeta ConvexZeta Convex5 maanden geleden
  • I wish you could have brought up the website GrokLaw. A legal secretary?? setup this site. It became the rally point of many LINUX/UNIX geeks. They gathered evidence and coordinated information about the case progress. It was also a rather impressive collection of information about the laws in the battle and a resource for the case itself (generally pro LINUX).

    wolvenarwolvenar5 maanden geleden
  • As our technology improves, I think open source is the future as single corporations only develop products for profit. Never underestimate the power of open source.

    Ultimate LoserUltimate Loser5 maanden geleden
  • It's funny because they were so terrified that consumers would go for Linux, but that never happened. Linux never found much success among average consumers. (Yes, the Linux kernel now dominates everything thanks to Android, but this is talking about Linux as a full OS, or as Stallman would like to say, GNU/Linux)

    Ace WingAce Wing5 maanden geleden
  • 16:51 Wich leads us to the Longhorn fiasco and the fact that MS haven't truly made a sucessor of NT6.0.

    TheMountain564TheMountain5645 maanden geleden
  • IMO free software will not exceed the Quality of most of the proprietary software out there and WONT

    AlmondatchyAlmondatchy5 maanden geleden
  • I love that you used "Unices" as the plural.

    freeman acountfreeman acount5 maanden geleden
  • Microsoft is embracing Linux more by the day, with things like Windows Subsystem for Linux. What would be truly scary is if Microsoft purchased Canonical and controlled Ubuntu and it's development going forward.

    Quick Bits 🇬🇧 🎬📱💻🖱⌨💿Quick Bits 🇬🇧 🎬📱💻🖱⌨💿5 maanden geleden
  • ya fkn fud ye

    Slug boySlug boy5 maanden geleden
  • I only use windows because I can't play my games on linux

    Samuel-Wan KenobiSamuel-Wan Kenobi5 maanden geleden
    • @dvogit yes but the compatibility is not perfect

      Samuel-Wan KenobiSamuel-Wan Kenobi5 maanden geleden
    • ProtonDB, Wine, QEMU/KVM

      dvogitdvogit5 maanden geleden
  • Here we are in 2020 and Linux is no longer a valid running joke among Elitists. But even Microsoft are Contributing and making money from it with Azure :D

    Ron LawsRon Laws5 maanden geleden
  • And today we have WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux). A godsend for us developers stuck with Windows, but needing an actual workable developing environment for professionals after the bad turn Windows has been taking over the last decade.

    Jérémie Faucher-GouletJérémie Faucher-Goulet5 maanden geleden
  • theres nothing to fair when i comes to that joke of OS. linux is ALWAYS in 3rd behide MacOS.

    ray taylorray taylor5 maanden geleden
  • @Nostalgia Nerd FREE SOFTWARE IS FREEDOM NOT FREE BEER it is coined by GNU founder RMS

    AnonymousAnonymous5 maanden geleden
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    Donovan KyleDonovan Kyle5 maanden geleden
  • I love how I'm watching this on a 2009 laptop running MX Linux :D Microsoft still fart about when it comes to installing Windows! If you install linux on a hard drive with Windows already installed, it will repartition the drive and install Grub so you can access all OS's on all drives. But if you install Windows on a drive that has Linux installed then the only option it gives is to format the whole drive. Who wants an open source vaccine?? :P

    Tim EarlTim Earl5 maanden geleden
  • The main, prevailing difference is simple. Windows is Microsoft's OS whereas Linux is the user's OS.

    WR3NDWR3ND5 maanden geleden
  • Watching this from xubuntu 20.04.... see ya Bill.. Steve...

    tm06ufotm06ufo5 maanden geleden
  • Yea but Microsoft always win out In the end after all 95-98% of all worlds computers have a Microsoft product on them somewhere

    Cricket EnglandCricket England5 maanden geleden
  • "Microsoft's outlook"

    The Crobat CaveThe Crobat Cave5 maanden geleden
  • Microsoft is a cancer

    user12122342423422344user121223424234223445 maanden geleden
  • As I recall, the SCO lawsuit eventually pared sown the claims of infringement to a few lines of kernel source for handling load balancing between multiple processor cores. SCO had previously bought the rights to Xenix - Microsoft's implementation of Unix - It was eventually determined that load balancing code was added by IBM from another source, which was developed at a publicly funded university and was in the public domain. Meanwhile, as SCO started advertising binary licenses for linucs at $699 per processor in server installtions ($1399 after SCO "won" the lawsui). M\eabwile Microsott started promoting their latest server version of windows as protection from SCo LAWSUITS.

    Gary ClouseGary Clouse5 maanden geleden
  • Watching on Kubuntu Linux 20.10.

    MrParalyzedMrParalyzed5 maanden geleden
    • Im watching on Debian Linux

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  • THIS is what you get when you layoff , fire , terminate or excuse a LARGE portion of the very EMPLOYEES tht helped in making "microsoft" AT ALL competitive . ALL THOSE EMPLOYEES are STILL WORKING , just NOT with microsoft of course . microsoft INSTEAD uses it's PAID customers as lab rats releasing beta on top beta then correcting AFTER we tell them this is why it SUCKS . instead of having EMPLOYEES testing and releasing a MUCH BETTER REFINED version.

    mouse mickeymouse mickey5 maanden geleden
  • “So who is SCO?” A bunch of greedy bastards, that’s who!!

    Stephen GregsonStephen Gregson5 maanden geleden
  • Massive linux convert here. I'll never go back. NEVER!

    ZobbsterZobbster5 maanden geleden
  • Linux is the greatest thing ever

    Micaiah FloresMicaiah Flores5 maanden geleden
  • I still use Windows because I used it for 6 years. I know how to use Ubuntu and a bit of Linux stuff like the sudo command. But I still use Windows 10 due to me not wanting to modify my system.

    King Dee, Gaming and MemesKing Dee, Gaming and Memes5 maanden geleden
    • Same

      AlmondatchyAlmondatchy5 maanden geleden
  • I tried to put Linux on my laptop. Patented Intel Linux Blocker technology (RST) prevented me from using my NVME M.2 drive as the boot drive. Thanks Intel!

    Pandaren Death KnightPandaren Death Knight5 maanden geleden
    • send them a message and attach pictures of amd stuff to piss them off

      SFS AtlasSFS Atlas2 maanden geleden
  • If my games ran on Linux, I wouldn't be using Windows at all!

    Mich RainMich Rain5 maanden geleden
    • Proton might be interesting, it's worth checking out. Although progress still remains to be seen on games with extensive anti-cheat like Battleye or Easy Anti-Cheat.

      OtterGauzeOtterGauze5 maanden geleden
  • Linux isn't an operating system, it's a kernel.

    Das FedoraGuyDas FedoraGuy5 maanden geleden
    • @Nostalgia Nerd It's not pedantry when it is, by definition, a kernel. Whether people incorrectly describe it as an OS or not is besides the point. Anyway I wasn't trying to take a dig at you or your video, and didn't really expect anyone (much less you) to respond seriously.

      Das FedoraGuyDas FedoraGuy5 maanden geleden
    • Yes, Linux is a kernel. But through polysemy, it is now used to describe the OS as a whole almost everywhere you look; especially when used in a high level context. Therefore, there is little need for your pedantry.

      Nostalgia NerdNostalgia Nerd5 maanden geleden
  • I’m glad Microsoft’s turned over a new leaf in that regard. Took a while but I guess they did decide on treat after all

    Tag HowardTag Howard5 maanden geleden
  • I've never understood Bill Gates obsession with Linux until recently. Linux was never a threat to Windows all those years ago when those documents came out and it is not really a threat now. I watched a couple of documentaries which confirmed that he stole windows from the real creator. The Creator was a friend of his and some kind of hermit who hid out from IBM until it was too late. He sent a cryptic message to him that some people were coming to talk to him and he didn't take it seriously. When they couldn't be reached him and his wife Bill Gates went down to the patent office and bought his operating system. His friend died broke and I think that has haunted bill for his entire life. He is a thief and a crook and that is why I think he wants to give away all of his money. Of course misery loves company so he is trying to get every billionaire that he knows to give away their money to. What a low life!

    Little MoLittle Mo5 maanden geleden
  • The more that software is developed for Linux, The more worried Microsoft should be. Indeed, Linux users increase every more and more software is developed! AND.... You are allowed to fix any faulty software!

    Rusty The RaverRusty The Raver5 maanden geleden
    • If you knew how to fix it in the first place.

      AlmondatchyAlmondatchy5 maanden geleden
  • 2:44 Too Sweet!

    Drmgiver DrmgiverDrmgiver Drmgiver5 maanden geleden
  • I mean, these days you can get Linux inside Windows (WSL2) and MS is consistently one of the top contributors to the Linux kernel since supporting it is so important to their Azure business. All the fighting against the adoption of OSS was really a waste of time and resources

    Jon AxfordJon Axford5 maanden geleden
  • Funny to see how it contrast with the Microsft of now, they are actually supporting open source and using it themselves.

    Mateus LopesMateus Lopes5 maanden geleden
    • They always used it, if you look at the source code leak of XP

      Antoine MartinezAntoine Martinez5 maanden geleden