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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REM said it best...
by Eddyspeeder on Tue 21st Jul 2009 11:54 UTC in reply to "REM said it best..."
Eddyspeeder
Member since:
2006-05-10

Yes it is!

Apparently Microsoft has moved away from bashing (except Mac OS) and choking (BeOS) competition and to hand out free lollipops. Why?

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REM said it best...
by Isolationist on Tue 21st Jul 2009 13:01 in reply to "REM said it best..."
Isolationist Member since:
2006-05-28

Yes it is!

Apparently Microsoft has moved away from bashing (except Mac OS) and choking (BeOS) competition and to hand out free lollipops. Why?


Eh? What has that got to do with "I wonder if this means the Year of the Linux Desktop is coming up" ..

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REM said it best...
by Eddyspeeder on Wed 22nd Jul 2009 16:10 in reply to "REM said it best..."
Eddyspeeder Member since:
2006-05-10

Well this strategic move must mean something, perhaps that Linux is growing to the extent that Microsoft simply cannot ignore it in their service towards their customers.

(btw I'm not trying to lift up Linux by such remarks, I'm actually not a Linux user at all, but I appreciate the OS)

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