I have never been a fan of Microsoft involvement with Linux especially of their past history on their stance towards Linux in general and I am staring to feel that we are currently in the “Extend” phase of the MS mission.
This is just a feeling and I have no facts but this article sort of sheds some light on things
Mine was always buggy due to having an older nvidia card, but last time i tried hardenebsd that is based from Freebsd it seemed to work ok. Dragonfly bsd got updated recently and they have a few more mirrors for binary packages this year too, giving that one a try soon as it happens.
Another good thing about dragonfly bsd as they really know how to squash down there images into bzip2 format, 2GB down to roughly 300MB .bzip
More like assimilate them - hence all the Bill Gates as a Borg memes. They’ve been doing so to Novell for years..
See it in other industries as well; a company with a lot of cash buys into another company that is floundering. The floundering company usually has some expertise or property position beneficial to the buyer. Microsoft also bought Realplayer (back in the day) and Skype didn’t they?
Some day, you may be able to install MS-Suse for free (but only on one machine); however, you’ll have to lease Suse-Office for US $100/year.