Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Mon 20th Jul 2009 18:05 UTC
Microsoft It all started with some free lunch four years ago, and then it morphed into a free patch. Along came Moonlight and some other developments, and now Microsoft has donated 20,000 lines of driver code to be included in the Linux tree. Yes-- Microsoft contributed drivers to the Linux community.
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RE: shun microsoft?
by mightshade on Tue 21st Jul 2009 13:32 UTC in reply to "shun microsoft?"
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My answer is that you seem to take it way too religious.

Yes, these patches directly benefit existing customers of Microsoft, in the way that they don't have to install Linux on their physical hardware to run it well. But I guess they are therefore more likely to try (and keep) it.

Really, one more Linux machine running is one more Linux machine running, be it on real hardware or inside a virtualized environment. If it runs nice with both, so much the better.

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