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[News] Microsoft Arrogance and View of GNU/Linux (PIC)

  • Subject: [News] Microsoft Arrogance and View of GNU/Linux (PIC)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 02 Feb 2008 02:41:09 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Microsoft’s open-source strategy: A picture is worth a thousand words

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| Microsoft is looking at open-source software (OSS) as just another flavor of 
| independent software vendors (ISV) software. Microsoft’s goal is to convince 
| OSS vendors to port their software to Windows. But Microsoft doesn’t want OSS 
| software to just sit on top of Windows; the company wants this software to be 
| tied into the Windows ecosystem by integrating with Active Directory, 
| Microsoft Office, Expression designer tools, System Center systems-management 
| wares and SQL Server database.      
| In cases where customers and software vendors want/need Linux to still be 
| part of the picture for some reason, Microsoft will suggest they use Hyper-V, 
| its forthcoming virtualization hypervisor, to run Linux and Linux-dependent 
| applications.    



Too much Kool-Aid at Redmond. No wonder Ashlet Highfield at the MSBBC thinks
that only 600 Linux users visit the BBC Web site. They all /pretend/ that
Linux is some small niche. They hypnotise the audience, but such ignorance
will cost them (underestimating threat).


Confused BBC tech chief: Only 600 Linux users visit our website

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| Ooops. Highfield goes on to say that these users should be seen in the 
| context of the vast majority, who run Windows. 


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