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Microsoft does Linux (sort of)

Microsoft-logo-m-box-880x660Historically very anti-Linux (to the point of litigation), Microsoft has begun to embrace the open source OS, in its own way, out of pure necessity – the cloud computing boom has completely altered the requirements for back-end servers and software, requirements that typical MS Windows products aren’t built to support.

Personally, though I realize this is a “necessity move” on their part, I can’t help but to think that this sort of thing would never have been permitted in a Steve Ballmer-era MS – I see current CEO Sadya Nadella‘s open-minded influence in the background here…

From Wired Magazine: Microsoft Built Its Own Linux Because Everyone Else Did

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