[TriLUG] eWeek: MS-Linux? It Could Happen
Tom_Roche at pobox.com
Thu Dec 4 21:46:13 EST 2003
> Mind you, running Linux as a service wouldn't add a darn thing to
> Microsoft's offerings. Indeed, it would hurt them in some ways since
> it would distract them from their main plans. Linux certainly
> wouldn't gain anything from running on say Server 2003. But, if
> Microsoft were to make such a move, it wouldn't be about technical
> benefits. It would be about stealing Linux's thunder. It would be
> about saying to customers: "Linux? We can give you that, only better
> because you don't have to worry about SCO legal action."
> You see, Microsoft has never been about being technically better.
> Microsoft is about creating the perception that it's the best and
> embracing any technology that might disrupt that illusion. If Linux
> gives Microsoft enough trouble, I think Microsoft is ready to
> embrace Linux--just enough to try to strangle it.
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