Linux’izing your Windows PC into a dev machine

February 10, 2018
On 30th of March 2016 hell officially froze. Microsoft, the eternal rival of the open source movement, has officially announced that form now on you can run Linux apps on Windows! Just like that.
Those of you who are in IT for years may recall a famous sentence Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft, said in 2001. He called Linux a “cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches”.Well, times have changed, and so have the large companies.

Yeah, but who cares about some new geeky stuff in Windows?

For those of you who are reading this and aren’t techies, let me give you some background.Nowadays, when you create a project, build an application or a startup, you likely run it in a cloud and your customers use it either on desktops in a web browser or as an application on theirs smartphones, tablets, etc.


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