Keith I Myers – 2016-03-30 10:32:14-0400 – Updated: 2016-03-30 10:32:14-0400I am afraid Originally shared by Peter CannonThis will be making Ubuntu an integrated part of Windows 10, not just some virtual machine.
Now where did I put all those archives of Ubuntu users making horrible statements about Microsoft?
Far be it for me to use the phrase “I assure you comrades, I have not sold out!” 😉
Ubuntu Linux Is Coming To Windows 10 — Microsoft Partners With Canonical
Shared with: Public, Keith I Myers, Michael Hall, Adam Outler+1’d by: Adam Outler, C K, Christopher RiosMichael Hall – 2016-03-30 10:52:10-0400Why?Keith I Myers – 2016-03-30 10:56:45-0400+Michael Hall – i guess I would need to wait until the announcement to put my fears to rest to see how much control Microsoft would have. This could be a good thing but I need to know moreMichael Hall – 2016-03-30 10:59:45-0400″Firefox on Windows” didn’t kill Firefox, so I think we’ll be fineKeith I Myers – 2016-03-30 11:01:40-0400+Michael Hall – I would not expect it to kill anything. Microsoft is really confusing me these lately – they are changing, mostly for the good however I still have concerns about their Windows 10 telemetry program. I guess I will need to wait another 30 minutes to listen to the event. Keith I Myers – 2016-03-30 12:26:42-0400+Michael Hall – No longer afraidAdam Outler – 2016-03-30 16:52:57-0400Started becoming afraid because +Keith I Myers let his guard down. Someone’s got to do it. Keith I Myers – 2016-03-30 20:45:32-0400+Adam Outler – From what it looks like, Microsoft is basically creating the equivalent of a chroot with a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server Image. From the little I was able to figure out, it does not appear that Microsoft is making any code modifications to the Ubuntu image as they can pretty accomplish all of their things at the chroot level so no need to worry about Microsoft tainting the upstream sources.
The chroot environment seems to be located at C:Users<username>AppDataLocalLxssrootfs
This has a few other advantages for Microsoft as they would not be making any code changes. Aside from the reduction in development time, they would not need to distribute source code as Canonical/Debian is already doing it for Ubuntu.
If the chroot theory is correct, the Microsoft lxss could hold a lot of potential for developers who write code for multiple platforms. It may even be possible to swap out Ubuntu for other Linux based Operating Systems.