Microsoft quietly releases a new Linux distro called CBL-Mariner

Gorankar

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Take what's best, er, well, take what's convenient, make it less secure, slower, more bloated, then add spyware, erm, "telemetrics", and sell it by any means necessary.
J/K, we are not talking about a desktop version, we are talking about internal cloud servers and infrastructure. Which is an ideal use for nix, even if you are MS.
 

unfortunateson

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Embrace, extend, extinguish.

Microsoft is creeping ever-more into Linux territory, as shown in the latest Ubuntu release, with baked in support of AD and other Microsoft-based software:
https://www.theregister.com/2021/04/22/ubuntu_21_04/

I'm not saying it's a bad thing that Microsoft adds Linux support, it is that they are BAKING it in. In the near future, I foresee Ubuntu as just being a big Microsoft advert, with links to join Office365 and download other MS products...
 

Lakados

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Ubuntu, so not forced. Plus, I'm not seeing support for AD being a bad thing- it opens the door for Ubuntu in the office.
Yeah, AD is awesome, there are alternatives but they are not as featured or robust. It’s ability to seamlessly tie into O365, AWS, and Google, make it very easy to use web and cloud services. Then pair that with O365’s ADFS online services to then work with most of the other major services out there for authorization it takes so much work out of the process.
 

unfortunateson

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Ubuntu, so not forced. Plus, I'm not seeing support for AD being a bad thing- it opens the door for Ubuntu in the office.

Yeah, AD is awesome, there are alternatives but they are not as featured or robust. It’s ability to seamlessly tie into O365, AWS, and Google, make it very easy to use web and cloud services. Then pair that with O365’s ADFS online services to then work with most of the other major services out there for authorization it takes so much work out of the process.

Ubuntu, so not forced? I don't see that as a valid reason for accepting more baseline bloat in a distro. It is the most popular linux desktop, along with other widely popular ones like Mint being derived from it. The general desktop user will not necessarily be privy to installing Debian base, an LDE on top of that, along with the other packages, they will choose Ubuntu. Again, its not that AD integration is available, its that it's being pushed into the "base" OS, which is Microsoft's way of getting users to integrate into more of their services. As far as opening the door for Ubuntu in the office, are there major enterprises that have an O365 subscription but not a VLA for W10 Enterprise/Servers? You aren't going to be hosting an enterprise-level legitimate AD DC (meaning, not a partial samba-based one) on a linux server (yet, AFAIK)...
 

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Cat and dogs, living together! (kidding, open source is good)
'Microsoft' and 'open source' do not belong in the same thread, and there is nothing open source about this.
If anything, it is Microsoft gradually making Linux closed source and will introduce vendor lock-in much sooner than later.

Zarathustra[H] stated it correctly.
 

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'Microsoft' and 'open source' do not belong in the same thread, and there is nothing open source about this.
If anything, it is Microsoft gradually making Linux closed source and will introduce vendor lock-in much sooner than later.

Zarathustra[H] stated it correctly.
 
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