Fairfax IT: Torvalds to develop Microsoft’s next operating system

“LINUS TORVALDS, the creator of upstart operating system Linux,
will head a new division within Microsoft to develop a version of
Linux to replace Windows2000.”

“Information contained in a Microsoft memo leaked to the Age
indicated that the third Beta version of Windows 2000 had been held
back pending a decision to scrap the operating system

“Coming just after it announced a massive reorganisation into
new business groups, the decision marks the most significant
about-face the company has engaged in since it adopted the
Internet. Insiders say Microsoft will move rapidly to an open
source business model, possibly by the end of the year.”


Get the Free Newsletter!

Subscribe to Developer Insider for top news, trends, & analysis