Minneapolis Star Tribune: Microsoft and Linux, An Unlikely Pairing

“History is rife with unlikely pairs: van Gogh and Gauguin.
Felix and Oscar. Lyle and Julia. But Tux, the jolly
black-and-yellow Linux penguin, and Bill Gates?

“The unthinkable has happened: an informal partnership between a
Microsoft project called .Net and an ordinarily Microsoft-bashing
camp of programmers who have set out to produce a free twin of the
.Net framework, a set of programming tools.

“The effort, called Mono, is a rare bridging of the chasm
between the commercial world and free software–more commonly
referred to as open-source software–a movement in which the Linux
operating system is at the forefront…”


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