Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jun 2012 01:59 UTC
Microsoft Infoworld: "After years of battling Linux as a competitive threat, Microsoft is now offering Linux-based operating systems on its Windows Azure cloud service. The Linux services will go live on Azure at 4 a.m. EDT on Thursday. At that time, the Azure portal will offer a number of Linux distributions, including Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2, OpenSuse 12.01, CentOS 6.2 and Canonical Ubuntu 12.04. Azure users will be able to choose and deploy a Linux distribution from the Microsoft Windows Azure Image Gallery and be charged on an hourly pay-as-you-go basis." SmartGlass on iOS and Android, Office supposedly coming to iOS and Android, Linux on Azure... It's almost as if Microsoft finally got the memo that 'Windows everywhere' can't be a reality any longer.
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RE: Good 'ole Microsoft.
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 8th Jun 2012 07:04 UTC in reply to "Good 'ole Microsoft."
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

Exterminate... eradicate... eliminate... or the official extinguish... take your pick.

And that's just the E-words...

Ironically, being GPL software, if they extend anything in the distributions... they can't legally get away without distributing all changes to the source code. Of course... Microsoft being who they are... I wouldn't put it past them to slyly break a few more laws, and once again get away with it.

Edited 2012-06-08 07:04 UTC

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