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The desktop side is problematic. Developing desktop Linux makes no sense for Microsoft, but acquiring Canonical and killing that part would look bad.



There isn't much left to kill there, given the massive reorg/layoffs in 2017; it's all outsourced to the community already.


It makes sense in that having more involvement in desktop Ubuntu development would make it easier to understand how to make WSL better on Windows.


However developing linux applications is still painful on windowd. Even with wsl the Fs perf bites pretty hard.




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