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Canonical Partners with Microsoft on Windows Cloud

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Windows and Linux haven’t always coexisted peacefully. But integrating the two platforms — within a Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) cloud environment, at least — has become a little easier with the introduction of official Ubuntu images for Windows Azure. Here’s the scoop, and its significance for Canonical going forward. To be sure, making Windows and Linux play nicely has become much simpler in recent years than it was traditionally thanks to a number of advances. For desktop Linux users, running Windows applications via Wine or through a virtualization platform such as Virt (IT news)