Microsoft loves Linux, first to endorse Snappy Ubuntu
It's ironic but Snappy Ubuntu Core, which will run in any cloud supporting Ubuntu, gets its first endorsement from Microsoft. Microsoft's Bob Kelly, corporat VP, is the first Snappy user quoted in the Dec. 9 announcement: "Microsoft Loves Linux, and we're excited to be the first cloud provider to offer a new rendition of one of the most popular Linux platforms in the rapidly growing Azure cloud." The "Microsoft loves Linux" stuff started when new CEO Satya Nadella came to San Francisco Oct. 20 and said: "Microsoft loves Linux Twenty percent of Azure is already Linux. This something I want everyone to recognize."InformationWeek asked why Azure doesn't run Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The answer is still unclear... some competitive factor and ill trust between the two companies. Azure is willing, Nadella said.