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Microsoft loves Linux so much it wants someone else to build distros for its Windows Store

JohnFen Silver badge

What's in it for distros?

""We hope open-sourcing this project will help increase community engagement and bring more of your favorite distros to the Microsoft Store.""

Why would it? I seriously don't understand what the appeal of having distros in the Microsoft Store is (to anybody who isn't Microsoft). Wouldn't it be better to run an OS that doesn't shackle you, such as Linux, on your hardware and run Windows in a VM? Doing it the other way around doesn't make sense to me.

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