Microsoft vs. Linux: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em?
Aug 10, 2009, 21:01 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)
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"Now before getting to excited about this seemingly generous
contribution by the Redmond giant, there are some serious factors
to consider here.
"Microsoft's contribution is totally self-serving. Nothing here
is really helping the Linux community whatsoever.
"Microsoft contributing this code is nothing more than an effort
to entice users to run their OS first, while allowing those who
need access to Linux to have it while rocking along with a Windows
"As per usual, Microsoft is playing catch-up with its Virtual
Machine competitors. And in playing catch-up, what a better way to
give oneself an edge than by asking that beneficial code to be
included with the Linux kernel."
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