I’ll also be really curious to understand the business “why” as we move from a world of virtual machines to containers. I’m assuming the “cool” factor of running Ubuntu binaries has everything to do with hosting Ubuntu-based containers on a Windows [Nano?] Server world. Perhaps I suffer a lack of imagination at this point.
Running Linux Apps on Windows (and other stupid human tricks) Part II
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From what I understand, it’s a play for developer mindshare. Apple has won a lot of developers with the combination of good laptop hardware and OS X — a nice GUI with familiar n*x commands underneath. Microsoft now has good hardware with the Surface line, and native Ubuntu binaries offer developers familiarity and ease-of-use without having to compile everything like you do on OS X.

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