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Is Microsoft going to produce an operating system based on Linux?

Yes, this is Microsoft's entry into the world of internet connected devices It is using a customised linux kernel as this is designed for low powered chips to be included in things like fridges and ...
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Was Bill Gates' mugshot photo used in 2010 as a template for Outlook contacts?

While there has been no official confirmation from Microsoft of a connection between the two images (that I could find), we know that both images are real. For example Disable The People Pane In ...
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Is Microsoft going to produce an operating system based on Linux?

Yes. Actually, Microsoft has supported Linux for business consumers for some time, so this is not all that big a shift. When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took the job in 2014, one of the first things ...
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Did GitHub collaborate with Chinese authorities to remove the “#2020 nCov memory” page on GitHub?

The Hong Kong Free Press reports The administrators of 2019nCoVMemory — another GitHub coronavirus archive — made the “protective” move to restrict access to its site to members only, according to ...
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Did the Windows XP CD include Microsoft Bob?

This is very likely to be true This story is verified by the programmer, Dave Plummer, who included the encrypted copy of Bob on the XP installer. He talks about it in a video on his YouTube channel ...
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Is Microsoft going to produce an operating system based on Linux?

Microsoft has released a Linux-based system before (though not as an "operating system" product): https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-demonstrates-its-linux-based-azure-cloud-switch-operating-...
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