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osOpinion: Microsoft Embraces Linux! (Sort Of)

Apr 28, 2003, 23:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Maguire)

It's one of the strangest pieces of news to come from Microsoft in quite a while. In early April, it was quietly announced that Microsoft had chosen InterVideo to port its Windows Media technology to Linux.

"Whoa, stop the train. Microsoft porting to Linux...?

"These guys are passionate. Open source is a 'cancer' and 'a threat to the American Way.' With feelings like these, I wouldn't be surprised if they have a Mexican pinata of Linus Torvalds in their office that they take turns bashing after lunch. I can hear them now: 'Take that, you corrupter of youth! Bad, Linus, bad...!'"

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