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irv
June 7th, 2012, 06:08 PM
Microsoft, Canonical Bring Ubuntu to Windows Azure
http://blog.canonical.com/
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/06/microsoft-canonical-bring-ubuntu-to-windows-azure
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2182854/microsoft-offer-ubuntu-1204-windows-azure
It's popping up all over the web.

sammiev
June 7th, 2012, 06:10 PM
microsoft, canonical bring ubuntu to windows azure
http://blog.canonical.com/
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/06/microsoft-canonical-bring-ubuntu-to-windows-azure
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2182854/microsoft-offer-ubuntu-1204-windows-azure
it's popping up all over the web.

+1 :)

irv
June 7th, 2012, 06:13 PM
I found this quote very interesting.

When Microsoft announced Linux support on Windows Azure it called that a "key piece of the puzzle". The firm said its Windows Azure command line tools for Mac and Linux are open source, a very rare thing for Microsoft to do.

Source: The Inquirer (http://s.tt/1dzsA)

irv
June 7th, 2012, 06:23 PM
In case you are interested in trying it out. Here is a link:
219357
http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/manage/linux/

HappinessNow
June 8th, 2012, 11:30 AM
If you can't beat them, join them?


"Canonical and Microsoft have had little interaction in the past. Ubuntu’s symbolic Bug #1, which was filed by Shuttleworth himself, declares that putting an end to Microsoft’s dominant position in the PC market is one of the Ubuntu project’s chief goals. In his blog post about partnering with Microsoft to support Ubuntu on Azure, Shuttleworth emphasizes that the relationship will not conflict with Ubuntu’s values....From a business standpoint, the relationship will be mutually beneficial for Microsoft and Canonical. Although some Linux enthusiasts might not be happy about seeing Canonical officially support Microsoft’s cloud offering, the reality is that Ubuntu will benefit from being able to run in that environment. If Azure support helps strengthen Ubuntu’s enterprise clout, it could help bring more resources and adopters to the Ubuntu ecosystem."
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/06/canonical-partners-with-microsoft-to-support-ubuntu-on-azure/

coffeecat
June 8th, 2012, 11:39 AM
Threads merged.

Paqman
June 8th, 2012, 11:48 AM
Good news. Anything which helps Canonical get a slice of the big server pie (and therefore make some actual money) is good for Ubuntu.

irv
June 8th, 2012, 12:03 PM
Good news. Anything which helps Canonical get a slice of the big server pie (and therefore make some actual money) is good for Ubuntu.

I agree, it is good business.

MisterGaribaldi
June 8th, 2012, 06:43 PM
Um... yay?

This thread is making my head hurt.

wilee-nilee
June 8th, 2012, 06:52 PM
Um... yay?

This thread is making my head hurt.

If that makes your head hurt this will give you a stroke.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/03/microsoft_linux_kernel_contributions/

KiwiNZ
June 8th, 2012, 09:17 PM
If that makes your head hurt this will give you a stroke.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/03/microsoft_linux_kernel_contributions/

That amuses me:P

wilee-nilee
June 8th, 2012, 09:22 PM
That amuses me:P

It is just the OS's hand in hand singing what a wonderful world.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2VCwBzGdPM

irv
June 8th, 2012, 10:33 PM
That amuses me:P

Good article. I found this statement interesting.

Overall, the number of developers working on Linux has never been higher. Version 3.2 took code contributions from 1,316 developers, compared to 389 on version 2.6.11, and over 226 companies contributed to the latest release.
This is the Linux kernel development

Greenborn
June 9th, 2012, 02:23 AM
Microsoft, Canonical Bring Ubuntu to Windows Azure
http://blog.canonical.com/
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/06/microsoft-canonical-bring-ubuntu-to-windows-azure
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2182854/microsoft-offer-ubuntu-1204-windows-azure
It's popping up all over the web.

Winbutu? Wait, hasn't that been done already?

MisterGaribaldi
June 9th, 2012, 06:03 AM
If that makes your head hurt this will give you a stroke.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/03/microsoft_linux_kernel_contributions/

Uh...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_8WwEsXpv1eU/S6pSUps19gI/AAAAAAAAAYU/04jcCBqhiM8/s1600/EKG_Flatline.jpg

wilee-nilee
June 9th, 2012, 07:00 AM
Uh...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_8WwEsXpv1eU/S6pSUps19gI/AAAAAAAAAYU/04jcCBqhiM8/s1600/EKG_Flatline.jpg


Very nice that is funny.

I have training in cpr and using a defib but it looks like it's to late. ;)

Randymanme
June 10th, 2012, 01:48 AM
I was reading an article today: Ubuntu, CentOS, & SUSE Linux comes to Windows Azure By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | June 7, 2012, 11:44am PDT about how “. . .Microsoft has announced that its Azure cloud will support persistent VMs which will enable users to run Linux distributions. These distros are: openSUSE 12.1, CentOS 6.2, Ubuntu 12.04 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP2.” (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/ubuntu-centos-suse-linux-comes-to-windows-azure/11176?tag=nl.e589.) The article includes a quote from Microsoft reporter Mary Jo Foley: “Running Linux on Azure has been a surprisingly big business-customer request.” A quick look at the Cloud Market analysis of operating systems on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) on June 7th found that there over 18-thousand Ubuntu Linux instances currently running and about 10-thousand otherwise unidentified Linux instances. In contrast, there were only 33-hundred Windows instances. It’s as plain as the nose on your face: businesses want Linux servers on the cloud. (haven't found direct citation)” And “ . . . Paul Oh, Canonical’s business development director [who] wrote, “Canonical and Microsoft worked together to ensure that Ubuntu, tested, certified and enterprise ready from the start.” Cheers

cariboo
June 10th, 2012, 01:53 AM
Merged two similar threads.

earthpigg
June 10th, 2012, 03:55 AM
Is the "communist" open source "cancer" going to infect Azure, now? :P

Randymanme
June 10th, 2012, 08:02 AM
Good news. Anything which helps Canonical get a slice of the big server pie (and therefore make some actual money) is good for Ubuntu.

And if it's good for Ubuntu, it's good for Linux. It seems to me that Bill Gates' becoming a philanthropist looks a lot like him emulating Mark Shuttleworth. I wonder if Bill Gates' new philanthropy includes contributions and suggestions towards Canonical's radical new direction symbolized by Unity? Not that Canonical needed Gates in order to chart new directions toward broader horizons, but it would still be appropriate, IMHO.

zombifier25
June 10th, 2012, 12:51 PM
And if it's good for Ubuntu, it's good for Linux. It seems to me that Bill Gates' becoming a philanthropist looks a lot like him emulating Mark Shuttleworth. I wonder if Bill Gates' new philanthropy includes contributions and suggestions towards Canonical's radical new direction symbolized by Unity? Not that Canonical needed Gates in order to chart new directions toward broader horizons, but it would still be appropriate, IMHO.

Last time I checked, Bill Gates no longer leads Microsoft. It's Steve Ballmer.