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Microsoft vs. Linux: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em?

Aug 10, 2009, 21:01 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

"Now before getting to excited about this seemingly generous contribution by the Redmond giant, there are some serious factors to consider here.

"Microsoft's contribution is totally self-serving. Nothing here is really helping the Linux community whatsoever.

"Microsoft contributing this code is nothing more than an effort to entice users to run their OS first, while allowing those who need access to Linux to have it while rocking along with a Windows installation.

"As per usual, Microsoft is playing catch-up with its Virtual Machine competitors. And in playing catch-up, what a better way to give oneself an edge than by asking that beneficial code to be included with the Linux kernel."

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