"Microsoft has begun seeking Australian Linux talent to help the
software giant develop its next-generation Windows operating
"An international recruiter from Microsoft's Redmond
headquarters has approached Linux user groups in Sydney, Melbourne
and Adelaide seeking software developers interested in joining the
company's Windows core networking team."
"The approach, via e-mail, invites developers to attend
interviews to be held in Sydney next month. The company is seeking
people with a postgraduate university degree in computer science or
a related field as well as "very strong abilities to write code in
"I understand lovers of Linux/Unix sometimes don't have much
love for Microsoft . . . (but) We are looking for the best and
brightest to join our team to produce the next generation of
Windows," the e-mail from Microsoft international associate
recruiter Holly Lindsey says."