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]

0 thoughts on “Microsoft Buys Canonical And Shuts Down Ubuntu Linux OS”

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    Microsoft should play the game carefully so that on the same day a situation doesnt come where they have to forego Ubuntu

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    There it is!

    Yeat, another bad aprils fool about Microsoft doing something really bad towards Linux/FOSS. Where a portion of the community, mature as eight years olds or have lived behind a rock for 10 years shitting their pants. Please can the grown up part of the community help or are you gyus also afraid?

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    it is said that political jokes have a habit of getting elected.

    far-fetched tech jokes have a habit of being made to happen.

    don’t dismiss this scenario too quickly.

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    First I thought wtf. Then I remembered there will remain bunch of other good distros like Arch. And just before it was told I realized it was April Fools

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    You are heartless hahahahaha. Today is the 2nd so I was not expecting it, my heart sank when I read the article hahahahaha

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    Hello I read an article and it seems you are foolish. We don’t expect any air to rumours in article. In actual you are hurting your job. Your any future article will be extremely doubtful to readers. Don’t make fun of your professions.

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    I am not an avant linux user. which hope i can put on a G4. but that was a nice one.I was getting pissed of I know microst have a habbit of buying software companies and killing it.

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    You nearly killed my husband – I read it to him and he firstly thought it was an April Fools joke, then he began to believe it and nearly died – until I showed him the April Fool message, (thanks guys, best joke I’ve played on him yet)!

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    I read, and I could not believe, I was in shock,
    actually at first I did not see the picture but then I checked what day it was written and realized the idea, Only after that I saw the picture,still I am in shock and wonder – What if it was really happens What i will do then ?
    I’m probably going to use a different operating system of Linux,
    this night, i am sure, i will not going to fall asleep

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    Hope this only remains a JOKE and not a reality… Its a nightmare!!!! If MS wants it will be great to see it’s own edition of Linux or rather a derivitive of Ubuntu… Winbuntu?

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    damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
    my intestines were even shaking
    from now on i myt start looking through an article to the bottom before i read
    damn you gys are gud

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