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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You forgot (?) to mention vendors shipping Android. Supposedly Microsoft makes more money on Android per device sold (about 5 to 15 dollars a piece) than Windows Phone.

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glarepate Member since:

And if the estimate of sales volume posted over at WMPoweruser is correct and they have sold 13 million licenses to handset makers and have also collected about $500 million in Android 'revenues' then they have paid almost that whole amount from both platforms to Barnes and Noble to make them drop their patent abuse suit.

Fortunately they are making money elsewhere ...

Edited 2012-06-08 16:41 UTC

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