REDMOND, Wash. — In a reversal of longstanding policy, Microsoft revealed Monday it intended to bring its baffling and somewhat touch-centric design to the Linux community.
“We are pleased to announce our newest product: a special, Linux-only version of the Windows desktop environment that we’re calling Windows for Linux,” adding that a slew of WildTangent and other bloatware applications would come along with it.
Reaction from the tech community was largely positive.
“I’m happy to see somebody finally blending a confusing user experience with an even more confusing user experience,” said one expert.
The tech giant indicated that Linux users would be given the full, immersive Windows 10 experience, including nagging update prompts and a Start menu that really isn’t a start menu.
At press time, Microsoft hinted that plans for additional fleecing methods were in the works for its Linux users.