Microsoft Moves Toward Open Source as Linux Fills Its Cloud

Last updated on September 8th, 2018

In a perfect world, says Microsoft’s Mark Russinovich, everyone would run Windows. But he’s playing for laughs. In fact, Russinovich says, Linux now drives about 25 percent of the activity on Azure, the Microsoft cloud computing service where businesses can run websites and other software applications without setting up their own computer servers. That’s up from 20 percent in the fall.

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