On Tuesday 28 November 2017 20:00, Jens Stuckelberger conveyed the
following to alt.os.linux.slackware...
Post by Jens Stuckelberger
Seen in today's news cyberspaces, that all of the world's top 500
supercomputers run -- *Linux*. The piece about it that I found was
Andy Patrizio in NetWorkWorld, "How did Linux come to dominate
supercomputing?", dated 2017 Nov 27 (today). In it, Patrizio
discusses why Linux? This sure pokes a hole in those closed OSs that
claim to be so advanced. Like Luz and etc.
Search on "TOP500 Linux" brings up lots of hits.
Titeotwawki -- Martha Adams [Mon 2017 Nov 27]
But - that can't be true! MIcrosoft says that Linux is a toy, not
suitable for serious work. Microsoft would NEVER lie to us.
I'm not exactly a fan of Microsoft and their wares, but I'm guessing
that the newsflash hasn't reached you yet. Gates and Ballmer have
already long left the Microsoft Campus, and Microsoft's new CEO Satya
Nadella has been embracing GNU/Linux for the last couple of years
At present time, Microsoft is offering up a subsystem for Windows which
supports Ubuntu, similar to how they (used to?) offer a subsystem for
UNIX. Everything's all about The Cloud™ these days, and Microsoft has
many GNU/Linux installations running on their (Windows-powered) Azure
Of course, I personally still wouldn't want to have anything to do with
that ─ or with them ─ but it just goes to show that "the times they are
a-changing", as one Robert Zimmerman used to sing. ;)
= Aragorn =