"Microsoft has confirmed that it's seeking to acquire Yahoo!
Some folks--you know, the open source crowd--will likely bash a
proposed Microsoft-Yahoo combo. The VAR Guy, however, is willing to
give Microsoft a chance to explain the proposed business combo.
"First, a little background. Search engine giants like Google
and Yahoo rely heavily on Linux, the LAMP stack and custom open
source projects. And Microsoft has been trying to re-invent the
LAMP stack with WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL, and related tools),
notes Mary Jo Foleyâ€™s Microsoft Watch