Why would anyone want to run Linux apps on window?

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Profile Joseph Stateson
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Message 91840 - Posted: 14 Jun 2019, 19:55:11 UTC

Just wondering. My brother "heard" I was into Linux and send me this article where Microsoft is making it easier to run Linux apps. You have to be an insider which I used to be until I found I was getting buggy releases.

I would think the only reason would be because the app was free on Linux but the author wanted payment to run under windows. I run Ubuntu as it is free but only if the motherboard does not have an SLIC 2.1 for that "free" windows 10.

Thinking about this for a while I remembered I had an android app for signal strength interference and it allowed picking the best channel but when I replaced the phone with an iPhone the app was not available. I suspect if I install Ubuntu 19 using this new (?) technology my AMD video boards will still have problems with OpenCL.

After reading that article about the free Ubuntu on windows 10, I feel much better about running my free windows 10 on older, unwanted motherboards. More often than not, if the mombo is "missing" the SLIC2 one can easily be added. ;<)
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Message 91843 - Posted: 15 Jun 2019, 6:30:45 UTC

To me the only reason would be a free app which can only be beaten by a non free one on Windows. While much of what is available to me on Ubuntu does have Windows versions - Libre Office etc. There are a few where the "free" windows programs to do the same job all come with annoying adds.
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