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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Unlikely
by siki_miki on Wed 14th Jun 2006 10:17 UTC
siki_miki
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2006-01-17

Microsoft holds >90% of the desktop market and they don't want to give linux a hand. It can only hurt them in a long term, because linux will be able to take bigger piece of cake if they are interoperable.

MS of course is going to go for compatibility only in areas where linux has edge, like various server setups.

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