Could Microsoft switch to Linux?
Nov 07, 2009, 12:04 (15 Talkback[s])
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"Yes, proprietary software is on the decline. Forget
about the free software ideology that holds that free access to
code is morally right. Businesses have figured out that not only
does open source tend to produce better code, it's cheaper to
produce it. Economic reality has made even Microsoft to, ever so
reluctantly, embrace some open-source projects.
"Sure you have to share the fruits of your efforts in
open-source development, but you end up creating better code
faster. As many developers have discovered it's a lot easier to
build on top of other programmer's good work rather than waste time
with proprietary software development constant reinvention of the