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Thanks to Werner and Ray

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 by Dave Winer.

A picture named accordianGuy.gifToday Amazon announced that there would be a way to run Windows instances in EC2. For many of us, that's a big deal, it'll mean that I can deploy applications that run in the OPML Editor that use the sliding scalability of EC2. I can't wait to design apps for this environment. Permalink to this paragraph

This morning I sent an email to Werner Vogels at Amazon and Ray Ozzie at Microsoft, both readers of this blog, thanking them for making this happen. I assume Microsoft gave Amazon more flexible terms for Windows licensing, which makes it more competitive with Linux. Makes my day! Permalink to this paragraph

I asked for this specifically on Scripting News in April. Permalink to this paragraph


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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 53, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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