An introduction to Windows containers

As someone who has been using mostly macOS and Linux computers and laptops alongside Linux servers pretty much daily for the past 20 years, coupled with the fact that my only experience of running Microsoft Windows was the Windows XP and Windows 10 gaming PCs I have had, along with the odd Windows server I was unable to avoid at work, the advent of Windows Containers was an interesting development.

Now, I would never have classed myself as a Linux/UNIX fanboy. However, Microsoft's actions over the last few years have surprised even me. Back in 2014, at one of its Azure events, Microsoft declared that "MicrosoftLinux", and it hasn't looked back since:

  • Linux is a first-class citizen in Microsoft Azure ...

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