Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday September 19, 2015

Microsoft Built Its Own Linux Operating System

While many seem quick to sensationalize this and suggest that hell has frozen over, this is probably just a logical move by Microsoft in adopting the right tool for the job.

Microsoft has indeed released a Linux-based operating system. Don’t get too excited about trying it out, though. This isn’t some kind of attempt by Microsoft to steal desktop Linux share from the likes of Ubuntu, Mint, and Fedora. It’s not an OS that’s built for computers. It’s "a cross-platform modular operating system for data center networking," and it’s made to run in Microsoft’s Azure cloud environment. Fittingly enough, it’s called Azure Cloud Switch.