Someone may need to check Steve Ballmer. Microsoft has developed its own Linux distribution, CBL-Sailor, And released under the open source MIT license.
Microsoft stated in the CBL-Mariner repository on GitHub that it is an “internal Linux distribution of Microsoft cloud infrastructure and edge products and services”, which aims to “provide a consistent platform for these devices and services” and “enhance Microsoft The ability to stay up-to-date is on Linux updates” to keep going.
ZDNet first Report Regarding the existence of CBL-Mariner in November 2020, but earlier this month, Microsoft engineer Juan Rey Publish An easy-to-follow distribution installation guide that anyone with a little Linux expertise can easily use. So now I finally realized that Microsoft is really embracing Linux.
Of course, there are other signs freed Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) through the Windows 10 Anniversary Update in August 2016 to announcement WSL 2 will support the use of graphical user interface (GUI) Linux applications. But developing a distribution is different from assimilating Linux into Windows.
This is why the development and release of CBL-Mariner is so interesting.Ballmer Said in 2001 “Linux is a cancer”-even though he eventually Walk back The comment was published in 2016 and claimed that open source software should not receive public funding because licensing issues mean that “commercial companies cannot use it”.
Many things have changed since then. For example, TechRepublic Say In 2018, Microsoft was the world’s largest contributor to open source projects. Takeovers GitHub, it has become an important aspect of many open source projects, even if none of its employees have contributed a line of code to the software itself.
and so. Yes it is. Microsoft has released a Linux distribution that anyone can download, install, and use for their server-based and edge-based projects. Welcome to 2021.