"For several years now, there has been some rancor between
die-hard Microsoft Windows advocates and proponents of Linux and
other open-source tools and solutions. However, several enterprises
that hold fealty to neither the former nor the latter, but rather
to their own bottom line, have begun to implement both operating
systems (plus UNIX, in some cases) where they are most effective.
Apparently, leaders from both factions have noticed where their
customers' loyalties lie and, consequently, initiated a veritable
interoperability love fest.
"One of the biggest steps forward took place in April at the
Microsoft Management Summit, when the company's CEO Steve Ballmer
planted a figurative kiss (no tongue, though) on Linux during his
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