How to Kill Linux (PC Magazine)
Posted Feb 23, 2005 19:43 UTC (Wed) by hathawsh
Parent article: How to Kill Linux (PC Magazine)
Microsoft has worked for years on building a solid kernel and core libraries. Whether Linux is technically superior or not, can anyone really expect Microsoft to give up their own kernel? Microsoft has smart developers; if the Linux kernel has some advantage, there's no reason Microsoft developers wouldn't copy the idea (using different code) and catch up.
It's more likely that Microsoft will create a syscall emulation layer that allows Linux-oriented binaries to run inside Windows. The emulation layer might be stable enough to sway desktop Linux users back to Windows. It wouldn't sway me, but it would probably sway people who don't tinker with code all day.
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