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Certification Magazine: Microsoft and the Open-Source Community: Feel the Love

Jun 22, 2005, 01:45 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Summerfield)

"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 keynote address..."

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