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eWeek: MS-Linux? It Could Happen

Dec 03, 2003, 01:00 (27 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Could Microsoft come out with its own Linux distribution? It sure could. There's nothing in the GPL to stop it. And in fact, SCO CEO Darl McBride told me at November's CDXPO in Las Vegas that Microsoft's second licensing payment to his company was for the rights to incorporate Services for Unix (SFU) into its operating systems.

"SFU, for those who don't know it, gives users access to a Unix shell environment that runs on top of the Windows kernel. It also includes a software development kit that includes many Unix application programming interfaces and such basic Unix development tools as make, rcs and gcc..."

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