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Re: [News] Microsoft Takes Advantage of Open Source

__/ [ Roy Culley ] on Tuesday 16 May 2006 17:17 \__

> begin  risky.vbs
> <14737429.aZIJJxMf4m@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> Microsoft flirts with open source
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| Microsoft's love-hate relationship with open-source software can be
>>| epitomized by recent efforts to enhance interoperability and lure
>>| developers to Windows.
>>| [...]
>>| Hilf joined Microsoft two years ago to steer the company's open
>>| source-related work, So far, the lab's activities have contributed to the
>>| Redmond's push into high-performance computing--an area which he
>>| concedes is Linux's stronghold
>> `----
>> http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/software/0,39044164,39360024,00.htm
> I always thought it ironic when MS announced they were using OSS to
> develop their 'supercomputer' Windows clusters. Not much noise on that
> front since they announced it.

You can take a Penguin, put it in a nice box on the shelf and charge for it.
Other people prefer to get it from a friend or a bittorrent and then install
it legally (and for free). It's a phenomenon called OpenSuSE. *smile*

To vary an old joke slightly: you can take a pig, put it in a pink dress, put
some lipstick on it, an apple (pun) in the mouth, and then send it to the
butcher. It will not affect the taste of the bacon.

Best wishes,


Roy S. Schestowitz, Ph.D. Candidate (Medical Biophysics)
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