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Old 06-08-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
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LXer: Is Microsoft Allowing Ubuntu Linux on Azure without a Patent Deal?


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Microsoft alleged years ago that Linux and Open Source technologies infringe on over 200 Microsoft patents. It's that basic allegation that Microsoft used to convince Novell/SUSE to sign a a Patent deal and it's the same basic underpinning for a dozen deals with Android vendors. So why is Microsoft allowing Linux to run on its Azure cloud? In particular, why Ubuntu?

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From the MS page.

"Images are provided by these trusted members of the Linux community:"

However you can use your own.

"Create a Linux virtual machine with your own image

Learn how to create your own virtual hard drive (VHD) with a Linux operating system on it, and then upload it and use it to create a Linux virtual machine in Windows Azure."

http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/manage/linux/
 
  


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