Yesterday, Mark Shuttleworth announced the beta of Ubuntu "Snappy" Core. At first, this is a confusing announcement, but I think that it shows insight into how developers are using linux to deliver solutions.
With the emergence of parameterized containerization tools like Docker, developers have the ability to control the creation of a linux machine with flexibility and specificity that was previously unimaginable. Will it catch on? Probably, but time will tell.
Here's the announcement: