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Fun Fact: 40% of Microsoft Azure VMs Run on Linux
« on: November 01, 2017, 08:07:22 pm »
Microsoft is a weird company. They bail out Apple during tough times and they run the competition's OS on their machines instead of their own. That is partly what makes them awesome as well. They support other initiatives if it helps the overall customer experience. Microsoft has said they want to increase their support and use of Open Source projects - such as Linux - so this is just them keeping their word. Nicely done.

   In addition to the Linux share among VMs, there is also the sixty percent share of Linux-based services on Azure and the availability of many open-source technologies for developers to use on the cloud platform. These numbers are definitely encouraging to see for open-source developers and enthusiasts, and it will be interesting to see what else the company has in store for the community in the future.Source: Neowin

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