For several months we have been hearing voices and rumors about Microsoft's work with the Linux Kernel, something that heralded the creation of a Free Windows. Something unthinkable for many Microsoft executives as well as for many company haters.
However, after a great silence, Microsoft yesterday introduced an operating system based on the Linux kernel, Azure Sphere, although it will not be a distribution or operating system like Windows or Debian but an operating system for the Internet of Things.Azure Sphere is a solution for IoT, a proprietary or quasiprivative alternative which will try to compete with Ubuntu Core for the world of the Internet of Things. The strong point of Azure Sphere will be security. Interestingly, it uses a layer system like the TOR network for this. Thus, Azure Sphere is made up of three layers: a security layer that serves as a firewall between potentially dangerous hardware and the smart device's operating system; a second layer that will be the operating system itself and that it will be more secure than other operating systems and a third layer that is based on a powered cloud ecosystem based on Azure, Microsoft's solution to Cloud services. Thus, Microsoft intends to offer a safe, private and free environment at the same time to users of smart devices or rather the Internet of Things.
Azure Sphere will try to compete with other Linux solutions for IoT
Many have been struck by the fact that Microsoft has chosen the Linux kernel to create this solution, but personally I think it makes sense. Currently, most of the software that is developed is created for Windows, which means more attacks on Windows and more security bugs. Instead, For both the kernel and Gnu / Linux applications, there are hardly any attacks and they do not usually last for many bugs, so it is currently a safe and powerful solution. Two arguments that I think have made Microsoft opt for the Linux kernel.
We can know more information about the project at Microsoft's official website, but there is no download link yet so it seems that Azure Sphere is another product of the BUILD that will take place during the beginning of May 2018 than a final product. In any case, we will have to wait for the BUILD to see what Azure Sphere can do and how "so" free it can be What do you think? What do you think of Azure Sphere? Do you think Microsoft will create a Free Windows after Azure Sphere?