"A kinder, gentler Microsoft has come to the LinuxWorld Expo and
Conference with a pledge to bury at least some of the hatchet with
the open source community.
"'We know customers want to deploy Linux and we need to provide
interoperability,' said Martin Taylor, Microsoft's general manager
for platform strategies. Taylor made his comments during a Q&A
session on the exhibition floor at the LinuxWorld Expo
"I hope we've priced our products fairly so customers don't have
to throw Linux in our face to get a discount,' he said, adding he
believes the customer's buy decision is 'really not about
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