Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Feb 2007 15:43 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft has long held a skeptical view of open source, but the Redmond-based software company is trying to change some of those attitudes with the establishment of officelabs. officelabs is a new internal start-up that is attempting to use some of the methodologies of open-source software development to invigorate the company and generate excitement about new Microsoft products. Specifically, the people behind officelabs want to adopt the 'release early, release often' approach that has worked well for open-source projects such as Linux and Firefox.
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RE[3]: MS still doesn't get it
by fretinator on Mon 12th Feb 2007 17:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: MS still doesn't get it"
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Gotta disagree with this. I am an Open Source advocate, I use Ubuntu as my main OS< and I have several Linux/BSD boxes around my house. I keep one Window's XP partition around for games (Wine still doesn't cut if for me because my video cards are only good enough for 3D under Windows, not Wine) and for occasional .NET or Crystal Reports that I have to do as a programmer.

Despite this, I paid money to beta Vista and Office.

Why, perhaps you ask?

'Cause I'm an OSnews freak and I like to try out whatever is new on the horizon!

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