"We've witness some mythic events in tech history recently. One
eye-popper was Steve Jobs and Bill Gates sharing a stage for the
first time in 20 years at The Wall Street Journal's D: All Things
Digital conference last month. Perhaps even more shocking than that
is Microsoft's willingness--reluctant as it may be--to share a
stage with the Linux community.
"Long seen as a thorn in Microsoft's side, Linux is an operating
system that is based on the ideas of freedom and collaboration. It
opens up its code so programmers can add or change applications to
suit their needs..."