Microsoft Linux is not what you thought (or hoped) it would be

Microsoft Linux has arrived, but it’s not what you imagined. Jack Wallen shares his take on this new arrival called CBL-Mariner and even shows you how to build it.

Illustration: Lisa Hornung/TechRepublic

When I woke this morning, I admit I checked outside to see if pigs were flying, or if it was raining a plague of locusts. Neither of those things was happening, and yet the impossible still happened. Said impossible? It was finally revealed that Microsoft does, in fact, have its own flavor of Linux.

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Before you get too excited about this, we’re not talking about an operating system that would eventually supplant Windows as the de facto standard desktop platform. I won’t lie… that’s exactly what I was hoping for. Or at the least, I was hoping Microsoft would…

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