Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Jun 2006 22:16 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source It's time for the Windows and Linux communities to drop the religious war and get together in a hurry to put the strengths of each operating system to best use, according to a nationally recognized authority on Windows Server. At the same time, Microsoft has been reaching out to the open-source community to try to find ways to overcome the incompatibilities between software distributed under the GNU General Public License and its own commercial software.
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dylansmrjones
Member since:
2005-10-02

This is not exactly correct.

The *nix world is highly standardized. The problem is merely all the standards.

And not all in the *nix world think Microsoft sucks. It would perhaps be more correct if you had written they think Windows sucks.

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chlordane Member since:
2006-05-11

Yes, Its the Operating System...not the Company....
I use FreeBSD, Solaris, Mac OS X...and yes Windows...
There Office software is just fine...
The OS needs a lot of work....
I wonder what Microsft will do first:

1)Merge with Apple
-or-
2)Go Open Source

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Celerate Member since:
2005-06-29

3) Build an OS on top of a third party kernel like BSD.
4) Continue competing with their existing product line.

Windows isn't hurting yet, I suspect actual figures would show it to be the number 1 OS sold as OEM or otherwise in most of the big markets outside of Asia. As for Asia itself, they seem to have a hadfull of Linux distributions there, and I have no real idea what the market is like there either so I won't go as far as to assume MS has a foothold within their borders.

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