It's time, this column maintains, for Microsoft to stop
fighting, save itself a billion or two in R & D, and get on the
Linux bandwagon with a distribution of its own.
Yup. That's right. Microsoft needs to bring out a Linux
distribution of its own. It's the ideal way to slash expenses and
I figure Microsoft already has Windows NT. So it should call its
new server operating system Linux NT. That'll keep it all in the
Instead of a $1 billion annual investment in R, Microsoft can
hire a couple of guys to write install scripts and keep up with
patches on the newsgroups. I figure that'll save 'em more than $999
million right there.
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