eWeek: Microsoft and Open Source: If You Can't Beat 'Em�
Aug 08, 2002, 01:00 (39 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft won't be waving the white flag when it camps out in
Booth 1390 at LinuxWorld Expo next week. But its execs won't be
adorned in pith helmets, either.
"Word of Microsoft's decision to staff a booth at the show first
hit in July. Since then, Microsoft has been honing the message it
intends to take to the Linux masses.
"Microsoft wants to relate, geek-to-geek, to the LinuxWorld
conventioneers at the San Francisco Moscone Center. To do so, the
Redmond software maker plans to show off four of its technologies
that it believes developers will find of interest, according to
Microsoft officials. These include its shared-source
software-licensing plan; Services for Unix (SFU) Windows utilities;
Embedded XP software (for the retail/point-of-sale crowd); and Web
Matrix, a new hobbyist programming tool..."