The Windows monopoly has become a sideshow, with sales of conventional desktop PCs the only market it dominates declining.
Accordingly, the return on investment of spending on Windows development is falling. Looked at from the point of view of cold-blooded profit maximization, this means continuing Windows development is a thing Microsoft would prefer not to be doing. Proton is the emulation layer that allows Windows games distributed on Steam to run over Linux.
The economic motive is that Microsoft sheds an ever-larger fraction of its development costs as less and less has to be done in-house. The emulation layer is there for games and other legacy third-party software.
Végül ESR szerint a Microsoft a Windows emulációt is megszünteti, így a Linux megnyeri a desktop háborút: Eventually, Microsoft announces upcoming end-of-life on the Windows emulation.
The OS itselfand its userland tools, has for some time already kereskedési bot wartander számára Linux underneath a carefully preserved old-Windows UI.
Third-party software providers stop shipping Windows binaries in favor of ELF binaries with a pure Linux API… …and Linux finally wins the desktop wars, not by displacing Windows but by co-opting it.
Perhaps this is always how it had to be.
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