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Microsoft: Nearly One In Three Azure Virtual Machines Now Are Running Linux ( 52

Mary Jo Foley, reporting for ZDNet: Microsoft's self-professed Linux love is helping the company in the cloud. During his keynote at DockerCon 2016 in Seattle today, Azure Chief Technology Officer Mark Russinovich showed off some of the new and upcoming ways Microsoft is adding more container support to its cloud and server products. He also revealed a couple of new interesting datapoints. In the past year, Russinovich said, Microsoft has gone from one in four of its Azure virtual machines running Linux to nearly one in three. The other two-thirds of Azure customers are running Windows Server in their virtual machines. Russinovich showed off the promised Windows Server support that officials said would be coming at some point to the company's Azure Container Service (ACS). Microsoft made Azure Container Service generally available in April 2016, but for Linux containers only. Last year, company execs said Microsoft also would bring Windows Server support to ACS.

Comment Re:An NDA works and makes for Target to sue (Score 1) 234

This X1000...

Management, in many (most) companies consists of two complimentary skills. Stealing credit and deflecting blame.

These people love meetings. Attending a meeting is a chance to claim involvement with the project if it turns out to be successful. If it fails, you just say you didn't really have anything to do with it except attend a couple meetings.

Either way, you just sit back and wait for your promotion. No productive work necessary!

Comment Re: We aren't talking just about routers, fuckface (Score 1) 247

Home brewing beer is most definitely growing, as evidenced by the much larger variety of gear and vendors to choose from today vs when I started 10 years ago.

I brew in 5 or 10 gallon batches. Most definitely not a commercial operation. And I would never waste time brewing "a shitty lager or a pissy ale". If I want that stuff, I can buy it off the shelf for less money than what I typically spend on ingredients for a batch. (not to mention time and effort.)

Comment Re:Mental Illness Reporting (Score 1) 935

Why focus on "gun deaths"? That's stupid.

I would take all of you gun control freaks much more seriously if you simply wanted to lower the murder rate as a whole.

Focusing on just one kind of murder betrays your true agenda, which has nothing to do with saving lives, and everything to do with denying people their constitutional rights.

Comment Re:Arm the first responders... (Score 1) 935

I've lived around gun owners my entire life. I've known hundreds of gun owners. I can't honestly say I've ever met a "gun nut".

But, to answer your question, a "nut" of any sort is pretty much crazy in the first place by definition. That's what "nut" means.

in most cases carrying a firearm undermines their security rather than enhances it.

This statement is just so obviously wrong that I suspect you're just trolling.

Comment Re:The argument is over (Score 1) 935

How about this idea?

Face reality. The world is not a safe place, and cannot ever be. It was dangerous long before humans walked the Earth, and will continue to be dangerous long after we're gone.

If somebody really wants to be safe, then they should probably go commit some horrendous crime. An isolation cell in a supermax prison is pretty much the safest place I can think of.

But even there, if some psychotic asshole with resources and motivation wants you dead, he could make it happen.

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