Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th May 2011 08:19 UTC, submitted by porcel
Microsoft So, the biggest acquisition in Microsoft's history. The Wall Street Journal reports - and it has been confirmed - that Microsoft and Skype will announce today that Redmond will buy Skype for $8.5 billion. That's a lot of money for a company that hasn't ever actually made any profits. Update: and it's official: yay on Skype on the Xbox360 and Windows Phone, and this: "Microsoft will continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms." Let's hope this includes Linux.
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That means Linus Torvalds won.
by kalcytriol on Tue 10th May 2011 08:59 UTC
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Quote: "If Microsoft ever does applications for Linux, it means I've won."

Im waiting for Microsoft Linux distro now.

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jabbotts Member since:

Didn't they contract that project out to Novell?

(Zing!!.. couldn't resist)

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Flatland_Spider Member since:

:) +1

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Doc Pain Member since:

Im waiting for Microsoft Linux distro now.

It has been available since 2003, if you believe this web page: :-)

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kalcytriol Member since:


I was right. Seteve Ballmer confirmed that Microsoft will support Linux platform. Yahooooo! ;)

Now. Where is that Linux distro info at

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