____/ ahlstrom on Friday 18 April 2008 01:44 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> A hidden Yahoo acquisition cost for Microsoft
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Microsoft's attempt to acquire Yahoo is expensive, but there could be a
>> | significant other expense for the software maker: retention bonuses.
>> Microsoft looks rather frail. It's bullying Yahoo at the moment like an
>> insecure thug. Hubris.
> Specifically, the paper said Microsoft's acquisition of Tellme
> Networks, a deal valued at about $800 million, was supplemented by a
> further $100 million to retain employees.
> Tellme more!
> When McCue asked whether Tellme would have to move its software from
> Sun Microsystems' Solaris version of Unix to Windows, Ballmer
> replied, "No, no, we've learned our lesson," McCue recounted to the
> Times. That could be a reference to the long and arduous transition
> of Hotmail from FreeBSD Unix to Windows after Microsoft acquired the
> e-mail service.
I'm not sure they ever migrated. A professor send me this some months ago:
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| This one is in Danish, but you might be able to grasp
| some of the last line:
| It looks like there is a rumor that the fellow was fired for doing his
| job, which means setting up a FOSS infrastructure. I suppose HotMail
| still runs on FreeBSD, though it'd be hard to find out for sure. The
| front end is obfuscated.
In reference to:
Microsoft replaces one Scott with another as CIO
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| Microsoft’s former CIO, Stuart Scott, was terminated for violating company
| policies in November.
~~ Best of wishes
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