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Wall Street Journal: How Virtualization Led Microsoft To Support Linux, and Other Tales

Apr 19, 2006, 16:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lee Gomes)

"Amazing story wasn't it, when that iconic tech company said it would help users run the operating system of its longtime rival as well as its own? No, not the Apple Computer-Windows announcement, but one made at about the same time that got vastly less attention, even though it may be more significant. On April 3, Microsoft surprised everyone when it said that from now on, it will support business customers who also use Linux.

"Considering how, not long ago, a top Microsoft executive was comparing the free Linux operating system to cancer, it was quite a switch. But two trends forced the company's hand..."

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