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Microsoft's forever-in-preview Azure Sphere received an important update this week, bringing a Linux SDK (also in preview form) and Visual Studio Code support. Microsoft <3 Linux The 19.11 release of the Azure Sphere SDK brings Linux support, although you do have to jump through a few hoops in order to get it working. Ubuntu …

  1. dave 81

    Sorry, MS, I can never forget what Steve said.

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/06/02/ballmer_linux_is_a_cancer/

    Steve Ballmer said that "Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches"

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Sorry, MS, I can never forget what Steve danced to.

      Stevie B has said many things, perhaps Linus took cue from him?

      At least the man had some swanky moves:

      youtube.com/watch?v=oAJGT-gQnVA

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Sorry, MS, I can never forget what Steve danced to.

        > At least the man had some swanky moves:

        You bast4rd .. that's something you can never un-see

    2. HeIsNoOne

      Re: Sorry, MS, I can never forget what Steve said.

      Steve isn't CEO any more. Forgive and forget?

      1. dave 81

        Re: Sorry, MS, I can never forget what Steve said.

        Never forgive, never forget.

  2. Bronek Kozicki Silver badge
    Boffin

    Vaguely annoyingly, that script has to be run after every reboot and every time the hardware is detached and reattached.

    oh well, one day someone at Microsoft will learn about udev events.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      > one day someone at Microsoft will learn about udev events.

      At which point it'll be renamed Microsoft winudev events

  3. ecofeco Silver badge

    No just... No

    What a mutant horror.

  4. karlkarl Silver badge

    Shove it in a chroot. Keep that shite contained ;)

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    And so the tettering cloud skyscraper gets another floor lashed on top. Has no-one read the surveyor's report - it's all built on sand.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Securely update IoT device

    An IoT device that can be remotely updated doesn't sound very secure to me, especially if it's your front-door lock.

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/07/03/zipato_hardcoded_key/

  7. JulieM Silver badge

    Obvious what's happening

    I think it ought to be pretty obvious now to anyone with a brain cell what Microsoft are up to.

    They are planning, in the long term, to replace the Windows NT kernel with a Linux kernel.

    Windows in future will be like Android; another proprietary graphical user interface layer running on top of a Linux kernel.

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