Anthony Martin on 31 Mar 2016 05:07:54 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Bash on Windows?

This is meant as a tool for developers more than actual desktop use from my understanding. I think Microsoft is grasping at straws trying to pull themselves out of the hole they are in that just keeps getting deeper with smother walls. Bringing SQL server to Linux is proof they realize that windows is slipping in the enterprise environment and this move with adding "BASH" to Windows 10 is admitting they are losing a lot of developers to Linux and OSX.

Anthony Martin

Linux System Administrator

On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 10:21 PM, JP Vossen <> wrote:
On 03/30/2016 09:05 PM, Mike DePaulo wrote:
On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 8:53 PM, Chris Grabowy <> wrote:
Microsoft is bringing the Bash shell to Windows 10

Please don’t flog me if this topic is not relevant but for those of us stuck at work with a Windows desktop/laptop this will be heaven...

"a new Linux subsystem in Windows 10"

Wow. Remember that Microsoft retired SUA/SFU.

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Several hours ago I sent an email at work with the subject line "Bringing all the stability and security of Windows to Ubuntu."  I'm really torn, because on one hand I think this is horrible idea, per that subject line.  On the other hand, IF it actually works, having useful tools (esp. SSH) on Windows would be cool for us on this list.

But for those new to Ubuntu, how does saddling Ubuntu with all the pain, instability and insecurity of Windows affect the perception of Ubuntu?

And related, how will this affect Cygwin?

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