Azure Cloud Switch: Microsoft's Linux distribution

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Yes, we have not gone crazy and nothing is wrong with your view. Azure Cloud Switch is the name of the Linux distribution that Microsoft has created. I repeat, Microsoft has created its own Linux distribution, you are not being the victim of a joke, it is totally real. We have already discussed Microsoft's participation in the Linux Foundation, Satya Nadella's love of Linux, and that Microsoft appeared as one of the kernel developers when they were integrating HyperV technology.

Well now, Microsoft has decided to launch this Linux distribution for network devices known as Azure Cloud Switch. This Microsoft distro can be installed on routers and network switches To manage your traffic, remember that these network devices are like small computers that have many of the components that a personal computer has, such as a microprocessor, operating system, etc. 

Those of Redmond have opted for Linux for its distribution, all great news. Linus Torvalds said that Linux would have won the battle When Microsoft created software for Linux, it has already done it for Android with, for example, its Office, they use Linux servers, they have intervened in the development of the kernel and now they create a distribution. I think Mr Torvalds can be satisfied.

With Azure Cloud Switch they are looking for greater flexibility, a better system to find and correct bugs, that is cross-platform, and high-performance functions that data centers or networks require. And regardless of technical data, it is still surprising. In fact, since the news came out has already led to jokes and comments What: "This is like when I saw Sonic on a Nintendo console. Has the world gone mad.","The world is going to end, Microsoft has created its Linux distribution»Or some with more humor like«It will be the first Linux with blue screens of death«.


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  1.   miguel8j said

    This is already the ostia ahem well when I read the news I could not believe it I say we are going to see Microsoft making a distro in GNU Linux where we are going to get we are not at all strange that a private company collaborates but Microsoft, well I hope this is more than a strategy to win over former Microsoft users.
    Greetings and thank you very much for the articles.

  2.   chat said

    I think everything is practically badly written, the official news says that IT IS COMPATIBLE, which in part is normal since it is a product via cloud / servers where linux governs there. By the way torwald only COPIED TO UNIX, his greatest achievement ubuntu, getting worse and worse and a kernel that lacks a lot to come on the heels of microsoft where the only thing that wins is that you can mold it to your liking

    1.    mantisfistjabn said

      I think you are badly wrong and I'll explain:

      1. «The Azure Cloud Switch (ACS) is our foray into building our own software for running network devices like switches. It is a cross-platform modular operating system for data center networking built on Linux. »Kamala Subramaniam, Principal Architect, Azure Networking. Built On Linux = Built, done, trained on Linux. It's Linux, it's not just compatible. Which is normal considering that Unix-like (Linux and BSD) have the domain of servers and supercomputers.

      2. Torvalds used Minix (a Unix for college students) as inspiration, but the Linux kernel has no Unix code at all.

      3. Ubuntu was not created by Torvalds, it is a distro created by Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth's company.

      If you are going to comment, it must be from knowledge, not pure spiel without meaning.

  3.   Angel lozano said

    He believed that we are nowhere but the Redmond people increasingly love the Linux kernel and our GNU. : D
    Today OpenSource (Linux) has the server market and many countries are realizing what can be achieved, all the benefits it brings. So winxmics will soon be working with a Linux kernel OS, as well as their beloved winx cell phones that have parts of android and linux.
    The change of private companies towards OpenSource is inevitable, many will have to swallow their words and adopt this model.
    Nothing else remains to be seen what your network OS does; what they will achieve.
    I hope that the routers and switches do not fail, that a little blue light turns on and that they tell us that we needed to put an antivirus on it. LOL :)
    This is the beginning, present and future of the Tolvars hegemony and richard stallman, etc ... :-D

  4.   Fernando said

    My friend papo, I think you are misinformed, Torwals was not copied from unix, the kernel took minix as an example, the creator of minix himself assured that they did not copy a single line of code. «... his greatest achievement ububtu ...» ??, Torwals did not develop ububtu, and for worse Azure Cloud Switch if it is a linux distro, the same filesystem, the same kernel. You should learn more before making such absurd criticisms

  5.   Oscar E. Monterroso said

    daddy,
    The last three years I have only used linux in different versions and flavors, I have spent very comfortable and safe
    With Linux, the system works with more stability, faster and more efficient, its failures have been less if the
    we compare with windows. So it would be windows that is not on the heels of linux and that is bought.

  6.   Rachel said

    These developments are somewhat puzzling, service providers Cloud They must explain to customers and consumers what alternatives they propose to simplify the complexity associated with the tasks of evolution towards the cloud and what added value they are able to offer throughout the entire life cycle of a project to make it justifiable. This entails a great leap forward in the transformation of Data Centers (DPC) and IT infrastructures towards the Cloud, a definitive leap to the digital economy.