Microsoft has decided to collaborate with Docker Inc. by providing Docker with support for new container technologies that will be delivered in a future release of Windows Server. Docker Engine will be compatible with the next release of Windows Server, and Docker will provide Docker Engine images for Windows Server in the community-driven Docker Hub. According to the public release related to this announcement, developers and organizations that want to create container applications using Docker will be able to use either Windows Server or Linux with the same growing Docker ecosystem of users, applications and tools.
Under this new partnership, Docker Hub will be integrated into Microsoft Azure directly through the Azure Management Portal and Azure Gallery, and the developers will be able to directly work with a pre-configured Docker Engine in Azure to create a multicontainer Dockerized application.
You don’t read news like this ever. Even the news articles which claim that some company or organization is preferring or is about to switch to the Windows Operating System from a Linux based operating system is ridiculed and taken as a joke by teh netizens. But guess what, the city of Munich, which previously switched to Linux based operating system in 2004, might switch back to Microsoft‘s operating system. The deputy mayor of Munich, Josef Schmid, confirmed the plans of the city’s authorities to a German language news website.
Mr. Schmid told sueddeutsche.de that the users were ‘suffering‘ with Linux distributions, though he didn’t elaborate on those ‘sufferings’. He also considers the switch to open source in 2004 to be politically motivated. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t think the decision to save taxpayers’ money and using superior software is politically motivated.