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Matt Weinberger · Apr 16, 2018
Microsoft on Monday announced Azure Sphere, a new technology to protect the processors that power smart appliances, connected toys, and other gadgets.
Azure Sphere is powered in large part by Linux, a free operating system that Microsoft once viewed as a major threat.
It's the first time ever that Microsoft has made Linux part of a product offering.
Microsoft announced on Monday a new technology called Azure Sphere, a new system for securing the tiny processors that power smart appliances, connected toys, and other gadgets.
We'll get to the specifics in a moment, but here's the really notable part: To power Azure Sphere, Microsoft has developed its own, custom version of Linux — the free, open source operating system that Microsoft once considered the single biggest threat to the supremacy of its Windows software.
Edited by Grinler, 17 May 2018 - 07:54 PM.
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