Say hi to Microsoft's own Linux: CBL-Mariner

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Say hi to Microsoft's own Linux: CBL-Mariner

Say hi to Microsoft's own Linux: CBL-Mariner

Microsoft now has its own lightweight and secure Linux distro, CBL-Mariner. With the distro's limited size also comes a minimal attack surface, making it easy to deploy security patches to it via RPM. Its designers also make a particular point of delivering the latest security patches and fixes to its users.

Ok, so it's not named MS-Linux or Lindows, but Microsoft now has its very own, honest-to-goodness general-purpose Linux distribution: Common Base Linux, (CBL)-Mariner. And, just like any Linux distro, you can download it and run it yourself. Amazing isn't it? Why the next thing you know Microsoft will let you run Windows applications on Linux! Oh, wait it has! 

One more time with feeling, listen to yours truly and Linus Torvalds, Microsoft is no longer Linux's enemy. The enemy of AWS and Google? You bet. But, Linux no. 

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