back to article Microsoft releases new containerised cut of Windows Server

Microsoft’s released a new version of Windows called “windows” that ships as a container image. Why does the world need a new Windows? Because Microsoft’s chats with developers have taught it that they want something with more functionality than either Nano Server or Windows Server Core. Microsoft’s Lars Iwer, a program …

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marketing double-speak

is all this sounds like.

icon, because, facepalm

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Anonymous Coward

Microsoft's Coffin

might be an appropriate name for the Container.

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It will have the same footprint as Windows, so now we will have your app running on windows on a container platform which itself will be running on a hypervisor. Really makes sense ?

There is zero chance that the app will take advantage of vertical or horizontal scale, will probably use local storage, be connected to by some SMB or other non-scaleable protocol, etc

The only reason you would want to do this is so that you can ticket the box to say your application is running in a container.

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☑ This comment is running in a container.

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My understanding is that there are two different types of container support on Windows - Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V containers. The latter runs in a lightweight virtual machine, while Windows Server Containers do not, and do not include the operating system kernel, so will not have the same size footprint as a full Windows install running on bare metal.

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Anonymous Coward

I wonder if they'll try and trademark windows with a small "w".

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Windows

Everybody just lurves new Windows windows!

Has Redmond decides on price yet?

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