Sponsored Content
Top Forums UNIX for Beginners Questions & Answers Now that WSL v2 exists why would you still leave Windows for Linux ? Post 303045514 by sreyan32 on Saturday 28th of March 2020 03:10:41 PM
Old 03-28-2020
Originally Posted by jim mcnamara
FWIW - Microsoft originally ran 2 OSes - Xenix and DOS. Xenix was a UNIX clone and DOS later became Windows. It was a business decision to drop Xenix and go all Windows, just like going WSL2 is a business decision now that Microsoft is doing streaming and gets revenue there.

The reason for an all-Linux desktop has to do with being able to use all of the features of Linux internals, the kinds of things you could not do in Windows.
Microsoft resisted anybody even knowing what the base api (the system calls) was until there was a lawsuit they lost. So it meant if something was broken MS had to fix it, you had to sit on your hands waiting. You could not come out with a new meaningful bit of software without using a special expensive development environment - Visual Studio.

This caused MS a problem down the road

Windows lost ground when many of the appliance manufacturers went with Linux - refrigerators, cars, routers, firewalls, disk arrays, Android cell phones.
Windows also took lots of hits because of hacker attacks that only they could "fix". Linux is subject to some attacks

Short answer - if you have lots of money and windows you can learn to program. If you do not have lots of money you can learn with Linux, since most Linux tools are free. If you want to use twitter it does not matter all that much what you use.
Thanks so much for replying. I understand that these things might be basic to Linux veterans, hence the patience is really appreciated.

I would just like to add the forced updates and the huge telemetry in Windows 10.

8 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Shell Programming and Scripting

check if file exists in a mounted windows shared folder

hi, I posted a thread before on that subject, but with a wrong focus... here's my problem: I want to check if a file exists in a windows shared folder mounted using: sudo mount -t cifs -o username=xxx,password=xxx,uid=xxx,gid=xxx // /media/92_shared I tried if ... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: jul
2 Replies

2. Linux

What's better for running Windows software in Linux, Wine or Windows VMware?

What are the differences, advantages, and disadvantages? (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: Advice Pro
1 Replies

3. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

vnc over an ssh tunnel Linux to Linux to Windows

I *think* what I want to do is not only possible but easy, but as a "dummy" :) I can't figure it out. Here's what I have: Linux (Ubuntu 10.04) laptop that is not in my house, but has an Internet connection. Linux (Ubuntu 9.04) computer in my house that has unfettered access to the... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: WesleyC
6 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

Help Linux Shell Group exists

I am having some problems when writing shell as follows: shell runs but returns no results echo "enter group name: " dir="/home" read group if id -g $group > /dev/null 2>&1 then echo "group exits" else echo... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: kingkner
6 Replies

5. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Grep if the name exists, otherwie leave blank

I have two files, file1: name1 name2 name3 name4 name5 name6file2 name1 group1 name3 group2 name4 group3 name6 group4 name9 group5 name10 group6 name11 group7 name12I need a code that will match the name column in file1 with the group column in file2, if that exists, otherwise... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: FelipeAd
5 Replies

6. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

KUbuntu 16.04 - Leave Windows ADS without ADScontroller

Hello, i would like to leave an Kubuntu 16.04 from an ADS without an existing ADScontroller. I've done this with "net ads leave" and also with "force". But this is not working without ADS. So what i have to do with the OS? Why i would like to do that? The Kubuntu should be an template... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: darktux
0 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

Installing RPM package using alien on WSL Ubuntu

I was just flirting with the idea of installing one package (bcl2fas2) on my WSL:Ubuntu using alien. However, when I run sudo alien bcl2fastq2-v2.20.0.422-Linux-x86_64.rpm I get the following error: Package build failed. Here's the log: dh_testdir dh_testdir dh_testroot dh_prep... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: Xterra
0 Replies

8. UNIX for Beginners Questions & Answers

Seen Windows pc, having all the features of Linux, could exe, read and edit save like windows

Hi, totally new to linux base using windows when started learning and using computers. but i remember that one pc was there , look alike windows desktop, but could not do the task as windows just click and open and view edit etc. But, you could do a little differently even saving in and opening... (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: jraju
8 Replies
LINPROCFS(5)						      BSD File Formats Manual						      LINPROCFS(5)

linprocfs -- Linux process file system SYNOPSIS
linproc /compat/linux/proc linprocfs rw 0 0 DESCRIPTION
The Linux process file system, or linprocfs, emulates a subset of Linux' process file system and is required for the complete operation of some Linux binaries. The linprocfs provides a two-level view of process space. At the highest level, processes themselves are named, according to their process ids in decimal, with no leading zeros. There is also a special node called self which always refers to the process making the lookup request. Each node is a directory containing several files: exe A reference to the vnode from which the process text was read. This can be used to gain access to the process' symbol table, or to start another copy of the process. mem The complete virtual memory image of the process. Only those addresses which exist in the process can be accessed. Reads and writes to this file modify the process. Writes to the text segment remain private to the process. Each node is owned by the process's user, and belongs to that user's primary group, except for the mem node, which belongs to the kmem group. FILES
/compat/linux/proc The normal mount point for the linprocfs. /compat/linux/proc/cpuinfo CPU vendor and model information in human-readable form. /compat/linux/proc/meminfo System memory information in human-readable form. /compat/linux/proc/pid A directory containing process information for process pid. /compat/linux/proc/self A directory containing process information for the current process. /compat/linux/proc/self/exe The executable image for the current process. /compat/linux/proc/self/mem The complete virtual address space of the current process. EXAMPLES
To mount a linprocfs file system on /compat/linux/proc: mount -t linprocfs linproc /compat/linux/proc SEE ALSO
mount(2), unmount(2), procfs(5), pseudofs(9) HISTORY
The linprocfs first appeared in FreeBSD 4.0. AUTHORS
The linprocfs was derived from procfs by Pierre Beyssac. This manual page was written by Dag-Erling Smorgrav, based on the procfs(5) manual page by Garrett Wollman. BSD
August 10, 1994 BSD

Featured Tech Videos

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:42 PM.
Unix & Linux Forums Content Copyright 1993-2022. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy