Let’s take a look at creating an Ubuntu Linux VM in Microsoft Azure using the Azure Portal. It’s fairly easy to create a new Linux VM on Azure using Ubuntu, or even other supported Linux distros. You can even remote into the VM over SSH directly from within the Azure Portal!
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