Microsoft Buys Canonical And Shuts Down Ubuntu Linux OS


Short Bytes: The day 2 of Microsoft Build 2016 came as a shock to the tech world when Microsoft announced that it has bought Canonical, the parent company of Ubuntu Linux, and shut down Ubuntu Linux forever. 

From the last couple of years, fossBytes has been actively covering the developments in technology and open source. You might have come across numerous articles telling how badly Microsoft has fallen in love with Linux. The first day of Microsoft Build Developer Conference 2016 looked like another familiar affair when the company announced Bash shell for Windows.

However, the day 2 of Build 2016 came as a surprise and shock to the open source and Linux community. At the event, Microsoft announced that it has bought Canonical, the parent company of Ubuntu Linux, and shut down Ubuntu Linux forever.

Earlier this week, when we reported about Ubuntu coming to Windows 10, we didn’t expect this drastic step. Today, we’ve become fully acquainted with Microsoft’s evil plan.

Along with acquiring Canonical and killing Ubuntu, Microsoft has announced that it’s making a new operating system called Windows L. Yes, L stands for Linux. Oh, and also, it won’t be open source.

You might be wondering about the Windows L. Last year in April, Microsoft patented a new technology called Multi-OS Booting for smartphones. Redmond will be using the same technology to combine Windows and Linux binaries to create a new OS that will make use of the best features of Windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux.

While whole open source community is sharing its outrage on social media and online forums, Microsoft CEO has called it the start of a new era.

From its Twitter handle, Microsoft teased the boot screen of Windows L. Take a look at it below:

Yes, this was clearly an April Fools’ Day joke. We are hoping that Microsoft releases an open source operating system one day but buying Canonical and killing Ubuntu sounds like the worst thing Redmond could ever imagine.

While Windows L remains a product of our imagination, share this post with your friends to give them shock of a lifetime. ;)

Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
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