Microsoft are Terrified of Linux | Nostalgia Nerd

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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 Nerd6 månader sedan
    • 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 Brentwood6 månader sedan
    • @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 Chiaraviglio6 månader sedan
    • @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 Gans6 månader sedan
    • Happy Halloween 😁🤣

      Sumudu RanathungaSumudu Ranathunga6 månader sedan
    • @Arnan de Gans Be careful what you wish for . . . .

      Lucius ChiaraviglioLucius Chiaraviglio6 månader sedan
  • I became very annoyed with Micro$oft after the browser wars in the late nineties. When they destroyed Netscape and tried very, very hard to break lots of web standards and APIs. When Netscape was killed off, they completely neglected any browser development, until Google started funding Firefox and Chrome.

    TuxedoPantherTuxedoPanther7 dagar sedan
  • The real irony is that Microsoft were both right and wrong about the threat of Linux to their core business lines. On the backend of things, (servers for example), Linux absolutely is a threat, because that is the kind of thing Linux actually does well. On the end-user side though Linux is not only not a threat, it most likely never will be either. As Linus Torvalds himself said, (paraphrased), "Desktop Linux" is a joke. For end users Linux is far too fragmented and difficult to maintain and use to ever be a credible option for widescale adoption as a Windows or OSX replacement.

    looneyburgmusiclooneyburgmusic7 dagar sedan
  • Watching this on Linux (openSUSE) wondering who has won? lol Windows on the desktop, Linux about every were else ? The main issue is still is that you can't as easily buy a pc with Linux pre-installed as a pc with windows installed.

    Gps4LGps4L11 dagar sedan
  • I have given up Linux... I tried countless distros on my Xeon 2288G Workstation and most would not boot at all and 1 versions did sort of run but vas impossible to use because of 30 seconds delay on mouse and keyboard input. Only Unix alike system that I got working was BSD and Mac OS running as hackintosh but both of them had same problem with only running 1280*720p resolution on my 4k TV and nothing else would work.

    Rondo CatRondo Cat11 dagar sedan
  • Games and lack of package managemenemt system is the only reason I use windows.

    spaceman00spaceman0013 dagar sedan
  • It's funny because on the face of it, Microsoft has turned around on this stance. Well, perhaps not entirely, I think they still view Open Source as a threat, but instead of trying to beat them now, they're joining them. Microsoft is a donating member of most major OSS foundations at this point. Microsoft has representatives in both these organizations just to name a couple. It's been that way for a while now too.

    SuperFriendBFGSuperFriendBFG14 dagar sedan
  • Well of course they are terrified of Linux because they too know that PC sales are going down. MS' business relies on constant pc sales with accompanying windows and office license. At a certain point the nr of sales will drop below a point where it is no longer profitable for MS to continue development on windows and office and then the only alternative is open source software.

    Dim Fre4kskeDim Fre4kske16 dagar sedan
  • We need Linux to compete and challenge windows 10 directly. Then maybe we’d see more innovation. Specially for home/comsumers and gamers. Windows 10 has strangle hold over gamers/pc at the moment. Sure Linux is getting better but devs from big name companies still mostly target “win10/dx12 “ bullshit eco system. I really wish Vavle/steam would push Linux more but seems like they just gave up, and didn’t invest another ppl/time or $$$ into it. And that what Linux needs. Can’t stand windows 10. Still running win7 on 2700x/16GB/gtx1080ti/Ssd mostly for my games. But dual boot win10 only when need or Linux boot. Let not forget ms bullied (IBM) os/2 warp out of business and they done this to many other companies who were a threat to windows/ms. Windows 10 is bloat ware.

    Sire DragonChesterSire DragonChester18 dagar sedan
  • CAPItAlisM bReEds iNnoVaTiOn

    radnukespeoplesmindsradnukespeoplesminds19 dagar sedan
  • The only downside to linux for me was somewhat troubled gaming because most of games were lacking native unix support. Situation has improved massively both thanks to the great work of Wine developers and increased number of developers who make multiplatform games now. So with time I have less and less reasons to switch back to Windows. I'm on Gentoo for years now, and I'm fairly certain that I won't go back to ms system any time soon. I guess the main reason why windows is still alive is inertia of minds and general laziness, people don't like the idea of learning something new, so they keep using what they are accustomed to, despite the fact that there are new, better solutions.

    Карасик ЕрохинКарасик Ерохин19 dagar sedan
  • Linux has been hovering under 2% since the dawn of time, or at least the dawn of Linux. Even people who use Linux always have a Windows install somewhere. I've used about 10 different distros and still use Windows more than all combined. This is like the vegetarian "if only they knew" argument. Everybody knows and they're still not switching.

    Heathcote ShawnHeathcote Shawn19 dagar sedan
  • I believe M$ is trying to destroy open source by releasing their own code, hoping it will be used in Linux. Then they'll claim they own Linux because bits of it run on their code. Hopefully, I'm not the only one that sees this, and this tactic fails. Hopefully, M$ fails utterly. And whatever it is that Bill has really been doing in the third world also fails utterly. (Anybody that thinks the crook Bill is a hero, but Trump is a villain needs to have their head examined.)

    Todd no last nameTodd no last name19 dagar sedan
    • ok i am so confused. Microsoft has specifically said they will NEVER release the code for windows, also you say bill gates then you switch over to trump. I know trump is a pretty bad guy but wtf did bill gates do

      tcrtylertcrtyler19 dagar sedan
  • I use Linux but also Windows, and as well iOS and Android. The one-eyed man is king in the land of the blind.

    Dom XemDom Xem23 dagar sedan
  • 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.

    theFLCLguytheFLCLguy26 dagar sedan
    • disprove point time. UI is bad? just install another desktop. you have to be an expert in Linux to install programs? so clicking on a .deb file you need to be an expert to do? What type of program do you need that's not on Linux?

      tcrtylertcrtyler19 dagar sedan
  • Microsoft IS* terrified of Linux. Fixed the title, Microsoft is a single company.

    theFLCLguytheFLCLguy26 dagar sedan
  • 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 LucasMånad sedan
  • Well, long live the weaponized assult penguins gang!

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

    klizzard5166klizzard5166Månad sedan
  • 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.

    wolfrig2000wolfrig2000Månad sedan
  • 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 McLeanMånad sedan
  • Ah yes vinod valopillow

    SANairSANairMånad sedan
  • 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.

    Shard113Shard113Månad sedan
  • 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. Sonderweg2 månader sedan
  • 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 Smith2 månader sedan
  • 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!

    stillcoldstillcold2 månader sedan
  • 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.

    stillcoldstillcold2 månader sedan
  • 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).

    stillcoldstillcold2 månader sedan
  • 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.

    stillcoldstillcold2 månader sedan
  • 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 Trasher2 månader sedan
  • Windows 🤮

    Murad PervezMurad Pervez2 månader sedan
  • 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 Banks2 månader sedan
  • Those kinds of documents between companies constitutes war on every man woman and child.

    Zeek MZeek M2 månader sedan
  • 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 Monroe3 månader sedan
  • *de-commodifying

    Greg MarkGreg Mark3 månader sedan
  • 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.

    JötunnJötunn3 månader sedan
  • They employed Embrace, Extend, Extinguish method for linux, I really hope it won't work... : (

    I trigger peopleI trigger people3 månader sedan
  • 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 månader sedan
  • Oh man, they wrote "OSS software" in their memos...

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

    dustboxednorthdustboxednorth3 månader sedan
  • 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 Retro4 månader sedan
  • 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 Manning4 månader sedan
  • Quite old, isn't it?

    Marius SchäferMarius Schäfer4 månader sedan
  • 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 Fowler4 månader sedan
  • 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 Mare4 månader sedan
  • 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.

    DarkVoidIIIDarkVoidIII5 månader sedan
  • Should have asked LGR for who made all his copies of linux distros he has lol

    J TurnerJ Turner5 månader sedan
  • Watching this from my Linux on Raspberry Pi. Mwahaha!

    Евгений УвинЕвгений Увин5 månader sedan
  • Linux dooted Microsoft kekw

    PvtNewbPvtNewb5 månader sedan
  • its actually about apple. ;)

    Mr. CMr. C5 månader sedan
  • Yup.. I only use Windows for gaming.. I love Linux mint

    Adham MagdyAdham Magdy5 månader sedan
  • Now I'm concerned because Microsoft accquired Github

    Daniel EcclestonDaniel Eccleston5 månader sedan
  • I use

    Daniel EcclestonDaniel Eccleston5 månader sedan
  • Best way to keep people on Windows is to give them a Linux box that has a small problem and ask them to troubleshoot

    Hugh Mungus-whatHugh Mungus-what5 månader sedan
  • 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 månader sedan
  • 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 månader sedan
  • Remember when you made a c64 basic tutorial? You never made a part 2.

    Kobi HameedKobi Hameed5 månader sedan
  • 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 månader sedan
  • Watching this video on a Linux desktop.

    Spider PickleSpider Pickle5 månader sedan
  • Hmmm. Microsoft actually embraces Linux now...

    Raxcental RuthentaRaxcental Ruthenta6 månader sedan
    • Reluctantly, and because it makes them money nowadays.

      OtterGauzeOtterGauze5 månader sedan
  • 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 Buchholtz6 månader sedan
    • 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 Buchholtz3 månader sedan
    • sudo apt-get install

      SFS AtlasSFS Atlas3 månader sedan
  • 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 Jansen6 månader sedan
  • I jumped over to Linux just before Halloween so this video is.....spooky.

    MagpieMagpie6 månader sedan
  • 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 VargenTV6 månader sedan
  • 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 Projects6 månader sedan
  • Microsoft likes Linux now. WSL2 in Windows 10 works well.

    Nick RodriguezNick Rodriguez6 månader sedan
  • 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 Taylor6 månader sedan
  • Lest you think Linux isn't serious business, just remember, the windows phone is dead, yet android (Linux) lives on

    matthew weavermatthew weaver6 månader sedan
  • 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 Iordache6 månader sedan
    • And fights back(somehow) with arroheads, swirls, hats, circles and some dragobs.

      devika krishnadevika krishna6 månader sedan
  • 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.

    700gsteak700gsteak6 månader sedan
  • There are *NO* good billionaires. Fuck Bill Gates.

    Johnny CarcinogenJohnny Carcinogen6 månader sedan
  • Today I learned that plural of Unix is Unices.

    axa993axa9936 månader sedan
  • 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?

    NiarbehtNiarbeht6 månader sedan
  • I have linux mint 20. Don't like windows 10

    Dan PeteDan Pete6 månader sedan
  • Microsoft continually delivers the bottom of mediocrity.

    Simon MikkelsenSimon Mikkelsen6 månader sedan
  • FOSS is communism in the best way.

    joshmbrown42joshmbrown426 månader sedan
  • 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 Convex6 månader sedan
  • 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).

    wolvenarwolvenar6 månader sedan
  • 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 Loser6 månader sedan
  • 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 Wing6 månader sedan
  • 16:51 Wich leads us to the Longhorn fiasco and the fact that MS haven't truly made a sucessor of NT6.0.

    TheMountain564TheMountain5646 månader sedan
  • IMO free software will not exceed the Quality of most of the proprietary software out there and WONT

    AlmondatchyAlmondatchy6 månader sedan
  • I love that you used "Unices" as the plural.

    freeman acountfreeman acount6 månader sedan
  • 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 🇬🇧 🎬📱💻🖱⌨💿6 månader sedan
  • ya fkn fud ye

    Slug boySlug boy6 månader sedan
  • I only use windows because I can't play my games on linux

    Samuel-Wan KenobiSamuel-Wan Kenobi6 månader sedan
    • @dvogit yes but the compatibility is not perfect

      Samuel-Wan KenobiSamuel-Wan Kenobi6 månader sedan
    • ProtonDB, Wine, QEMU/KVM

      dvogitdvogit6 månader sedan
  • 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 Laws6 månader sedan
  • 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-Goulet6 månader sedan
  • theres nothing to fair when i comes to that joke of OS. linux is ALWAYS in 3rd behide MacOS.

    ray taylorray taylor6 månader sedan
  • @Nostalgia Nerd FREE SOFTWARE IS FREEDOM NOT FREE BEER it is coined by GNU founder RMS

    AnshulAnshul6 månader sedan
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    Donovan KyleDonovan Kyle6 månader sedan
  • 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 Earl6 månader sedan
  • The main, prevailing difference is simple. Windows is Microsoft's OS whereas Linux is the user's OS.

    WR3NDWR3ND6 månader sedan
  • Watching this from xubuntu 20.04.... see ya Bill.. Steve...

    tm06ufotm06ufo6 månader sedan
  • 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 England6 månader sedan
  • "Microsoft's outlook"

    The Crobat CaveThe Crobat Cave6 månader sedan
  • Microsoft is a cancer

    user12122342423422344user121223424234223446 månader sedan
  • 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 Clouse6 månader sedan
  • Watching on Kubuntu Linux 20.10.

    MrParalyzedMrParalyzed6 månader sedan
    • Im watching on Debian Linux

      Pamela Militia Katie MelodyPamela Militia Katie Melody5 månader sedan
  • 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 mickey6 månader sedan