Why Microsoft and Linux Companies are Tying the Knot
Jun 18, 2007, 02:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
[ Thanks to Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]
"OK, so why have Novell, Xandros, and Linspire all gotten into
bed with Microsoft? Is it...
- "They were seduced by Steve Ballmer's charming smile?
- "They've gone over to the dark side of the force?
- "Terror of Microsoft's mighty patent portfolio had them
groveling at Microsoft's feet?
- "It actually makes business sense to give their customers some
level of Microsoft software compatibility?
"Before answering that one, let's ask the other question: Why is
Microsoft getting all lovey-dovey with Linux companies...?"