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Windows 10 Anniversary Update is borking boxen everywhere

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This is the Windows with Linux in it

I installed this one because it's got the "Windows Subsystem for Linux" that lets you run most of Ubuntu Linux inside a window (and by the way, if you run it inside MobaXterm instead of Microsoft's crappy terminal window, you get a usable terminal and the ability to run X11 programs). As much as I'd rather be on a native Linux OS, this beats having to run virtual machines to get both environments up and running on the same screen.

Of course, with the Linux userland running on Windows pretending to be a Linux kernel, I'm sure Richard Stallman will have an autistic tantrum until we start calling it "GNU/Windows."

As for the installer breaking my computer ... I had to disconnect my external monitor and most USB peripherals before the installer would stop locking up.

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