Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 13th Aug 2005 17:50 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's Linux and Open Source Software Lab serves as both a place to examine the threat posed to Microsoft products by open-source offerings and a venue for testing software from Microsoft and others that's designed to span that divide. The lab is home to hundreds of servers and desktops that run dozens of different types of Linux and Unix. Here are photos of the lab.
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RE: Photos
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 13th Aug 2005 19:16 UTC in reply to "Photos"
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What are Microsoft's motives wrt to this Linux lab? What do they really hope to achieve?

Well, the answer to that is simple: "Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer." (Sun Tzu).

The point is, Microsoft deams Linux as a threat; and instead of discarding your enemy, it is better to get to know it, to understand why customers (*not* zealots) prefer it over Windows.

The first step to beating your enemy, is getting to know your enemy. Do you think Red Hat's HQ is a Windows-less environment? Don't count on it.

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