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Old 10-29-2009, 04:20 AM   #1
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LXer: Microsoft Linux: Why one free software advocate wants it

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A lot of open source advocates like to rage against the machine at Microsoft, but when a former Microsoft Research employee says that Windows 7 won't stop Linux from market domination, that's an opinion to note. Keith Curtis, author of the book After the Software Wars, says just that. But he goes further. He thinks Microsoft and its customers would be better off if the company ditched Windows and instead built its own version of the Linux operating system.

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Looks like a smart ass to me.

why would ms work on optimizing a vm if it were ever to launch a ms linux - still remains mystery to me.

as i see they are still a closed source company - they may have their own reasons for this - but prime reason i see is profiteering - it has nothing to do about making computing intelligent or productive - its there to make computing as dumb as possible (mark my words - it says dumb - it does not say simple).


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