"As I blogged earlier this month, Microsoft is preparing to
enable Linux to run on its Windows Azure cloud platform. A test
build of the coming Linux virtual-machine capability is slated for
March, according to my contacts.
"For those still doubting this is on the Microsoft roadmap, I've
got a new piece of evidence. A contact of mine provided me with a
link to a Microsoft job posting for a software development engineer
at Microsoft that calls for some serious Linux credentials.
"The job posting states quite plainly that the person the Server
and Tools team is seeking will be charged with "Defin(ing) and
scop(ing) open source projects designed to enable Linux on
Microsoft's virtualization and cloud platforms." (Emphasis
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