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Hadoop: A Linux even Microsoft likes

Oct 14, 2011, 19:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"There was a time when Microsoft despised open source, because open source essentially meant 'Linux,' and Linux was a serious threat to Microsoft's operating system business.

"While that threat remains, open source has become such a big tent that Microsoft increasingly feels at home with a broad array of open-source projects. Nowhere is this truer than in its announced support for Hadoop, the open-source software framework that dominates the Big Data movement."

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