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    Phoronix: Canonical Touts Its New Microsoft Partnership

    Canonical is promoting today its new partnership with Microsoft that allows Ubuntu Linux to run on Windows Azure...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTExNTU

  • #2
    Queue in the religious fanatics crying "treason!".

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    • #3
      Inb4 "Canonical is a proprietary puppet used by Microsoft to destory Linux"

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      • #4
        To be blunt, Azure has been a catastrophic flop for Microsoft. This move was only made so that Microsoft could try and remain relevant in the Virtual Machine software ecosystem.

        Emphasis on TRY.

        This announcement changes absolutely zilch, zero, nada, zip, nothing, nyet for Microsoft or Canonical's actual in-system usage.

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        • #5
          I try not to keep up on what microshod is doing, but this sounds to me like they're moving from a provider of crappy software into network infrastructure?
          First off, why would you want to entrust your network services to microshoddy infrastructure when reliable options are available?
          Second, is it perhaps a more reasonable assessment that microshod is incapable of providing this service due to their inferior software and are therefore in the process of outsourcing the software platform to canonical, who actually have a decent platform?

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          • #6
            Heh, why would anyone rational sign up for Azure just to run Ubuntu on it?

            This sounds like a good thing to try for Microsoft-centered managers who haven't dipped into Ubuntu yet, though.

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            • #7
              It's headlines like these that make me happy I browse this site with AdBlock enabled.
              Yet another misleading, alarmist mess of an article. You don't deserve my page views.

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              • #8
                Your impolite contribution to the thread is not appreciated.

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                • #9
                  Your deceptive whoring for ad money is not appreciated. As much as I would like to, I have trouble believing this isn't deliberate.

                  It's disappointing that such an otherwise informative GNU/Linux news resource would be willing to pull such cheap tactics.

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                  • #10
                    I'm not an author of this or any articles on this website. Go read Planet Ubuntu instead if you want to see the same article.

                    Again, your foul language can stay elsewhere, as can your poor attitude. Your behaviour here is a disgrace and if you signed the Ubuntu Code of Conduct, you are violating it.

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                    • #11
                      I said "you" in reference to the Phoronix staff as a whole. I have nothing against you personally. I would like to note, however, that you're the one making personal attacks here, not I. I am merely expressing my disappointment with the author's choice of headline, as this has happened many times before.
                      And for the record, no, I never signed the Code of Conduct.

                      My apologies for interrupting your discussion. I have no interest in starting a flame war; this will be my last reply in the thread.

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                      • #12
                        This is great

                        It is a win/win for Ubuntu and Microsoft.

                        Azure will be more appealing since you now can run a mix of both Windows and Linux.
                        People who pick a cloud provider ain't likely to switch from Linux to Windows just for that cloud provider, they would rather pick another cloud provider. So having Linux support can get Azure more customers.

                        About Microsoft Azure, they have two data centers in Europe, two in America and two in Asia. Your data is triple backed up and distributed across data centers.
                        It provides platform as a service (PaaS), so it is great for .NET developers who just want to develop without caring about maintaining/administrating the servers and such.

                        For Canonical this is a win, because they signed a deal with one of the worlds biggest software companies.
                        It lends them credibility and positions them as a major player in the enterprise Linux world. Before it was pretty much Red Hat (which are great btw!) you went to if you wanted enterprise Linux.

                        It also ties Microsoft closer to Linux so they will hopefully be less willing to cause any trouble as a strained relationship could be bad for them.

                        Some are skeptic to Microsoft (and rightfully so considering their past, and also some current actions). Microsoft is not the same company it was during the 90s, some things have changed, some have not.
                        There are still some asshole factions within Microsoft (such as the old Microsoft veterans and Office developers, and Steve Ballmer is an idiot), but now there are some cool factions too, such as the web-related factions.
                        If you goto Microsoft conferences and events, you see pretty much all the speakers have GitHub stickers on their laptops, some even Ubuntu stickers and using Google Chrome. You can hear them talking about open source, and even mentioning Linux.
                        Microsoft now even releases some open source software, the Azure tools for Linux are released under the Apache License.
                        Last edited by uid313; 06-07-2012, 07:21 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ubuntufriend View Post
                          It's headlines like these that make me happy I browse this site with AdBlock enabled.
                          Yet another misleading, alarmist mess of an article. You don't deserve my page views.
                          Except the article was written in a neutral tone, and the title itself is factual, and relatively neutral..

                          Let me put this bluntly for you.. This isn't one of Michaels FUD articles, his FUD articles read very differently, however I suppose you could claim it's a troll article, but that falls kind of flat when your cannonical was the ones who asked him to do it in the first place, and the tone of the article is neutral so...

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                          • #14
                            now we will hear news from a very close future where MS+canonical merge into a Mi-comical and their newest OS uses a linux kernel with all the registry mess and dll stuff from winblows.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Luke_Wolf View Post
                              Except the article was written in a neutral tone, and the title itself is factual, and relatively neutral..

                              Let me put this bluntly for you.. This isn't one of Michaels FUD articles, his FUD articles read very differently, however I suppose you could claim it's a troll article, but that falls kind of flat when your cannonical was the ones who asked him to do it in the first place, and the tone of the article is neutral so...
                              This article was essentially a Canonical press release. I personally feel there wasn't much there - and if Michael did want to announce this, it would have been more interesting to focus on the multiple linux distros that are involved and looking at the larger picture rather than just copy/pasting the ubuntu press release - but I don't know how anyone could call this a FUD article or misleading.

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