I think this is the most interesting bit here - they are going to support containers (i.e. kind-of virtual machines) running inside actual Linux virtual machines running on top of Windows.
Tech companies large and small are teaming up to develop open-source software Kubernetes, the success of which will reduce the relevance of VMware's virtualization tech in the cloud. IBM, Red Hat, Microsoft, Docker, Mesosphere, CoreOS and SaltStack announced on Thursday that they are working with Google to develop open-source …
This sounds like what Android does right now..
"Linux Containers let developers package up applications into individual secure sandboxes each isolated from the rest; these containers are run side by side on the same machine running on the same Linux kernel. The containers share the same underlying operating system"
Android applications are sandboxed form either other ontop a common Linux kernel.
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