Some time ago it dawned on me that a future Microsoft operating system, a version of Windows, would be based on Linux. It only makes sense. There is no better operating system to base a desktop, server, or other specialized OS on, for normal hardware. Eventually, this would dawn on Microsoft. I thought it might have a few years ago when Microsoft went from being openly aggressive against Linux and OpenSource, to being neutral, to being nice, and eventually contributing.
Azure Sphere. It is a custom Linux kernel designed by Microsoft.
This is a device connectivity IOT OS. I remember years ago Bill Gates himself said that your washing machine would run Windows. Everyone laughed, and of course, it was laughable. But Microsoft does not want to be run out of the computer market by ignoring the super large market of super small things. Thus, Azure.
I know, you can’t tell from the video, but this is based on a Linux kernel.
This is not “Microsoft Windows Ubuntu Flavor.” Not even close, and this is not a direct move in that direction.
But it sort of is. Expect it. Someday, the newest version of Microsoft Windows will be a distribution of Linux. Mark my words!