Linked by David Adams on Fri 12th Aug 2011 03:50 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft no longer thinks Linux poses a threat to its desktop Windows business. Directions on Microsoft's Wes Miller pointed out via Twitter how Microsoft has changed the boilerplate "Competition" section in its last two annual financial filings with the SEC.
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Android is a fork from Linux
by Alexandre on Fri 12th Aug 2011 09:51 UTC
Alexandre
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2008-10-30

In a way Android and Linux are about the same. The Linux name is not there but I wouldn't call it "different things".
Linux on the desktop doesn't appear on the radar, but it's embedded in many TVs, routers, phones, ... it's a huge domination.
And even if Linux is not a threat for Windows desktop, Microsoft is facing the toughest challenges and I only see the down way for them (someone can play "down down down" from T. Waits ;) )

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RE: Android is a fork from Linux
by Karitku on Fri 12th Aug 2011 13:40 in reply to "Android is a fork from Linux"
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2006-01-12

Linux is for Android same as Mach is for Mac OS. Both see development side as open but ones you get customer side they narrow it down so that it's basicly there product. So don't bother cheering victory for Linux in Android case. Might be victory for technology but huge loss for idealogy.

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