Sorry, Linux. Kubernetes is now the OS that matters

Tech industry giants like IBM are investing in the next operating system, and it’s called Kubernetes

The operating system no longer really matters. And for developers and the cloud, that means that Linux no longer really matters.

You can see proof of that in what has not happened. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has not gotten a $34 billion buyout offer from IBM, even though company founder Mark Shutteworth would have taken that deal, despite protestations that the company isn’t looking for a buyer.

The reason that a deal wasn’t offered to Canonical, and won’t be anytime soon, is because the technology industry no longer values the operating system. Or, rather, the tech industry has a new operating system it values: It’s called Kubernetes.

We now live in a Kubernetes world

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