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Microsoft showcases linux based OS

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Interesting stuff, not sure this has been mentioned before. It is the Azure Cloud Switch - 'a cross-platform modular operating system for data center networking built on Linux'.
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/m ... witch-acs/
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from the link:
.....built on Linux
Nice touch.
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"Microsoft Loves Linux"

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This is an interesting article about M$ building a Linux OS and loving Linux. The article is realistic in that this "love" is $ based. Politics is not the only element in life that makes strange bedfellows: money does an equally good job (if not better).

However, such a step on M$'s part is going to have wide ranging ramifications for Linux: some good, many bad.

LInux leaders have to be vigilant about wolf in sheep's clothing!
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Microsoft itself seems the most reasonable and clever party comparing to journalists and commentators.
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Another forum referred me to this article - reminding me of M$'s "love."
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Why take someone's journalist's stream of thought and not simply read sourse?
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/m ... witch-acs/
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The new management under Satya Nadella is a lot more friendly to the open source and Linux in general. They don't come from the ''Linux = cancer'' school of thought. They realize that Microsoft can only fall into irrelevancy by not embracing these new ways and technologies. There is a demand for Linux in Azure, now they deliver. In a sense, Microsoft wants to be more like Google. Mobile first, cloud first while delivering their products to where users are.
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They are doing very well with the Azure. I have seen many businesses switch to it.
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It's typical for MS:
First you ignore it
Then, when it doesn't go away, you despise it
When it gets more and more popular, you embrace it, change it so it is yours

Feels like this is happening with Linux now. Be aware of MS taking over Linux and through patents own it. It'll be the end of it.
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Seems to be comments here that MS will "take over" or "damage" the linux community. Can anyone explain how?

I don't think MS making there own distro will effect the distros that currently exist. If anyone disagrees with me please explain.
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Chiefahol wrote:Seems to be comments here that MS will "take over" or "damage" the linux community. Can anyone explain how?
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Most people are influenced by other people's thoughts. In this case - journalists's thoughts. What journalists write, same repeated on the forums.
Why? Simple not able to think independently.
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z31fanatic wrote:
Chiefahol wrote:Seems to be comments here that MS will "take over" or "damage" the linux community. Can anyone explain how?
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Funny, yet fitting.

My speculation: In order to "take over" GNU/Linux and make profit from any resulting products, MS would have to get around the GPL somehow, or blatantly violate it-- something Richard Stallman and the FSF would fight tooth and nail. Even if MS found a loophole around that, they would then have to establish strong enough patents to take Linux itself. That's not likely to happen, since Linus Torvalds has both the Linux trademark and decades of prior art and could hand MS's backside to them on a platter in a court of law.

Avoiding that would mean paying out Torvalds for ownership of the Linux trademark and existing patents, provided Torvalds was willing to sell. This would be a hit on MS's cash reserve (potentially bigger than what Marcus Persson got for Minecraft) and an admission of sorts that its flagship Windows Server OS is lacking in some way. This would not look good from the point of view of MS's shareholders.
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DeMus wrote:It's typical for MS:
First you ignore it
Then, when it doesn't go away, you despise it
When it gets more and more popular, you embrace it, change it so it is yours

Feels like this is happening with Linux now. Be aware of MS taking over Linux and through patents own it. It'll be the end of it.
It's not really ''typical'' for MS, it's the fact that there is a new management since 2014. With different people come different ways of thinking.

This one simply doesn't see the open source and Linux as an ennemy. As such, this is a shift of paradigm in the Redmond Firm.
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z31fanatic wrote:
Chiefahol wrote:Seems to be comments here that MS will "take over" or "damage" the linux community. Can anyone explain how?
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That's what i figured... :lol:
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They're only using it as a network router appliance in Azure. It's not going full desktop. I suspect they're doing this because a full windows VM takes 4Gb of disk space even when you trim it down which is silly for a network router.

It's probably pragmatism to be honest. I doubt they would produce a desktop Linux distribution. Their cash cow is now screwing people for subscription office and online services.
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More like, "If you can't beat em, infiltrate em," IMO.
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Here is an essay on how evil MS has been over the years, maybe people aren't wrong to be worried:

http://www.ecis.eu/documents/Finalversi ... epaper.pdf
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Microsoft has developed its own Linux.
Repeat. Microsoft has developed its own Linux

Redmond reveals Azure Cloud Switch, its in-house software-defined networking OS

Sitting down? Nothing in your mouth?
Microsoft has developed its own Linux distribution. And Azure runs it to do networking.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/18 ... own_linux/
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