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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MollyC
Member since:
2006-07-04

You have zero evidence for either of your accusations. What is this, Fox News?

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

They aren't accusations, they are speculation based on prior experience. Others pointed out long ago in this thread that Microsoft is indeed playing by the rules regarding the second matter, and that makes me happy.

As for the other issue, I'd simply like to know. It won't affect me either way as I don't plan on using an Azure instance, I'm just curious.

Cool your jets lady, I'm not raising a Grand Inquisition against your pet company. The last I checked, we were allowed to discuss matters from several different viewpoints here; who made you dictator?

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

They don't have to release their changes anymore than Google.

Google's internal build of Linux would likely have useful changes while tweaks for Azure are probably worthless to anyone but Microsoft.

You're looking at this backwards if you are a Linux fan. Not offering Linux is what should put your panties in a bunch.

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