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[News] GNU/Linux: Chosen by Microsoft Executives Too

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EMC remixes Decho and the Funnymen

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| Pi (Personal Information) Corporation was started up in 2004 by Paul Maritz, 
| using funding from private equity Warburg Pincus of New York. At the time 
| Maritz said Pi desktop software would be open source and Linux-based.  


Even Microsoft people don't touch Windows with a bargepole for a startup.


Breaking: Newsvine Acquired By Microsoft — What is Microsoft going to do with
the Linux Hosted site they just bought?

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| The funny thing is, The site is hosted on Debian Linux...



Top secret: Microsoft's $6 billion open source play

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| This month's announcement by Microsoft to acquire digital marketing
| services firm aQuantive has revealed little on how the companies
| will integrate their IT, but inside information indicates the deal
| may be Redmond's largest commitment to free software.
| [...]
| Whether the businesses are complementary or not, Microsoft's integration
| work will no doubt involve a lot of open source software used by aQuantive.
| Information available from Atlas' Web site indicates the Internet software
| company employs extensive use of open source software including Linux,
| Apache, MySQL, and Solaris.
| Software engineers at Atlas' Raleigh office do client/server development in
| C and C++, software maintenance and "scripting", and developing and
| maintaining custom reporting capabilities.


It's unofficial: Microsoft bets business on Linux

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| What the press statement didn't mention is that Aruba mobility
| controllers run the Linux operating system which Microsoft has
| aggressively targeted as being inferior to Windows as part of
| its "Get the Facts" marketing campaign.
| [...]
| Pandey's appraisal of Aruba's technology is in stark contrast to
| Microsoft's "Get the Facts" rhetoric which places Windows as a more secure,
| and higher-performing choice over Linux.

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