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Old 13-04-18, 20:39
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https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/0...4_16_released/

I hope you understand it cos I don't .

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Old 14-04-18, 15:20
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After around 18 months as a platinum member of the Linux Foundation (cost $500k p.a.) maybe it's indicative of Microsoft (now a board member) exercising its influence...That is to say, confusing everyone in the hope that no-one will notice their influence. Not to mention their well documented historical strategy:- "Embrace, Extend, Extinguish.
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This story was reported on ZDNet too:

Linux 4.16 arrives, bringing more Spectre and Meltdown fixes | ZDNet
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So did Linus Torvalds get the 'normal and entirely boring' release that he wanted?

The latest version of the Linux kernel, 4.16, has arrived, bringing with it more fixes for the Spectre and Meltdown flaws.
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After around 18 months as a platinum member of the Linux Foundation (cost $500k p.a.) maybe it's indicative of Microsoft (now a board member) exercising its influence...That is to say, confusing everyone in the hope that no-one will notice their influence. Not to mention their well documented historical strategy:- "Embrace, Extend, Extinguish.
There's quite a lot around about this conjoining of M$ and Linux. A few in date order:

Why Microsoft loves Linux | ZDNet

Microsoft Loves Linux – Windows Server Blog

Microsoft Built Its Own Linux Because Everyone Else Did | WIRED

The marriage of Microsoft and Linux | ZDNet

Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation – TechCrunch

After all that, we got to this:

Linux 4.16 Released. Kernel Release Was "Small and Calm"

"Embrace, Extend, Extinguish." ~ I wonder how long it'll be before we get to the 3rd of those?
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...and so it goes on. More from The Register:

Linus Torvalds schedules Linux Kernel 5.0, then maybe delays 'meaningless' release • The Register
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Definitely hails amazing shrinking kernel in 4.17 rc1

Linus Torvalds has suggested that the next Linux kernel could earn the number “5.0”.

Torvalds’ suggestion came in his announcement of the first release candidate for version 4.17, which he said “does not seem to be shaping up to be a particularly big release, and there seems to be nothing particularly special about it.”

Unless you count the fact it is shrinking, which Torvalds liked because by removing support for eight architectures, and a bunch of other “removal and clean-ups … we actually removed more lines than we added.”
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It appears MS is about to launch a new Linux based OS called "Azure Sphere".....In their rather brief website videos, they talk of....billions of new devices each year.......connecting all home devices ( the toaster/fridge/cooker/washing machine et al).....and it will effect every person.....Well, we'll see about that Mr Gates.

Embrace, Extend, Extinguish, oh yes. The Linux Foundation, probably has a few tanks approaching their front garden, ........MS, not happy with being in control of 95% of the world's home computers and harvesting whatever we do on them, they now have their eyes on our homes and how we live!.

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I've seen quite a lot of stuff around for 'Azure Sphere'. From Microsoft:

Introducing Microsoft Azure Sphere: Secure and power the intelligent edge | Blog | Microsoft Azure

Azure Sphere - a solution for creating highly-secured, connected MCU powered devices | Microsoft

Details about Azure Sphere | Microsoft Azure Sphere

Other sites have articles about Azure Sphere too:

Microsoft introduces Azure Sphere for securing IoT devices | ZDNet

Microsoft Announces Custom Chip and Linux Distro to Secure IoT Devices

On the surface it all seems OK, but perhaps it's simply an insidious invasion by M$...
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Speaking just for myself, i wouldn't touch anything which is produced by Microsoft. They talk a lot about privacy and security yet they are in my mind the biggest offenders.
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@ humptan......I agree....I only use my Windows laptop off-line now....Using the Mint laptop for on-line use is perfectly adequate....And secure......And that's the worrying element of MS having, what appears to be, ever more influence in Linux....It is only logical to suppose that their obsession with user data harvesting will form part of that strategy.....

Linux, who MS described only a few years ago as "cancerous".....Now they are getting into bed with them. I suppose 500 grand a year tends to lift the duvet.
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Hi Bally 1001

What i really don't understand is why the monster called Microsoft is allowed to get away with what they are doing? Aren't people/users aware of the very dubious practices hidden under cover of the Windows source code? And the most important question i think is why governments in all the countries where this spyware is sold not doing nothing to prevent this monster from riding rough shod over the Internet and users?
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