Re: MS recommends Cygwin
Warren Young <warren <at> etr-usa.com>
2012-03-16 15:04:34 GMT
On 3/15/2012 12:44 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 06:47:40AM -0600, Warren Young wrote:
>> On 3/15/2012 5:42 AM, Andy Koppe wrote:
>>> "Features Removed or Deprecated in Windows Server "8" Beta
>>> The Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA) is deprecated. If you
>>> use the SUA POSIX subsystem with this release, use Hyper-V to
>>> virtualize the server. If you use the tools provided by SUA, switch to
>>> Cygwin or Mingw."
>> Ding dong, the witch is dead?
> But I heard that SUA does fork correctly. Maybe it uses copy-on-right.
> Cygwin should see if it could do the same thing.
I went looking to see if the Windows 8 kernel added such a thing, but
instead I came away with the impression that MS wants Win32 to DIAF.
In other words, "You're next, Cygwin."
I think a prerequisite for that unhappy event would be a complete
iPadification of the consumer computing world, but that seems like a
very real possibility to me. Driven not by MS, but by Apple, as usual.
What I can't see happening is the iPadification of Windows Server. I
can see it now: Cygwin 1.9 running on Windows Server 2018 Nerd Edition.