Microsoft (MSFT) is investing $100M in Linux certificates for a variant of the rival OS known as...

|By:, SA News Editor

Microsoft (MSFT) is investing $100M in Linux certificates for a variant of the rival OS known as SUSE Linux. One of Microsoft's goals with this move, which might seem counter-intuitive at first, is to help optimize SUSE Linux for its Hyper-V virtualization platform, which still faces stiff competition from VMware (VMW) and Citrix (CTXS).