Microsoft releases open source CentOS-based ‘Linux Data Science Virtual Machine’ for Azure

Microsoft is both an open source and Linux champion nowadays — on the surface at least (pun intended). In other words, while it does embrace those things, we may not know the the motivation of the Windows-maker regarding them. Regardless, Linux and open source are now important to the Redmond company. Today, Microsoft announces a CentOS-based VM image for Azure called ‘Linux Data Science Virtual Machine’. The VM has pre-installed tools such as Anaconda Python Distribution, Computational Network Toolkit, and Microsoft R Open. It focuses on machine learning and analytics, making it a great choice for data scientists. “Thanks to Azure’s worldwide cloud infrastructure, customers now have on-demand access to a Linux environment to perform a wide range of data science tasks. The VM saves customers the time and effort of having to discover, install, configure…


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