ZDNet: Reality Check: Microsoft Isn't Waving the White Flag
Nov 04, 2006, 05:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"There is no hell freezing over, no snowballs melting and
definitely no white flags fluttering over the Microsoft
headquarters building. Microsoft is not conceding that desktop
Linux is gaining ground. It's not admitting that its closed-source
strategy has failed.
"Sure, Microsoft is licensing to customers' requests for better
interoperability. But if you think the Redmondians are throwing in
the towel, vis-a-vis open source, you are underestimating severely
Microsoft's well-proven ability to come out ahead on any
partnership to which it commits..."