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Microsoft Announces the First Ubuntu Linux Powered Azure Hosted Service

Ubuntu is now the leading cloud and scale-out Linux kernel-based operating system, used by more and more companies from all over the world for running Big Data solutions. It can be used to effortlessly test, deploy, manage and scale Big Data architectures, thanks to Canonical’s number one cloud orchestration tool, Juju. You can try Azure HDInsight in public preview on Ubuntu Linux right now.