Linux vs Windows
"It's been 2 months since the last front page article on Digg about the open letter to Ballmer, calling him out on his claims of Linux infringing on Microsoft Intellectual Property. The letter still goes without reply, and the May 1st deadline is approaching fast. This is a reminder so everyone will see whether he decides to reply or not!"
Just as it seemed that Linux users (especially 64-bit users) would finally be able to enjoy streaming content with a minimum of hassle, Microsoft's new Silverlight software promises to throw a wrench in the works. Because of sites like Google Video and Youtube, Flash video has become a common means of streaming multimedia over the Internet. With the recent release of Flash 9 for Linux, users have access to much of the same content as their OS X and Windows counterparts.
Bill Gates: "Maybe we can define the APIs so that they work weel with NT and not the others even if they are open. Or maybe we could patent something related to this."
Instead of killing Microsoft, open source could make the company stronger. Especially as Windows Server "Longhorn" nears release. Has The VAR Guy lost his mind with this thesis?
Microsoft's love/hate relationship with the Mac, its uncertainty over the proper place for open-source software, and the surprisingly self-critical nature of the company's coders were on display at its recent Technology Summit.
The non-profit group that owns rights to much of the Linux operating system says it will seek to undermine a controversial deal between Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. through a new software licensing agreement to be unveiled on Wednesday.
For a number of years Microsoft has been working hard to put Novell’s Groupwise and IBM’s Lotus Domino systems on the back burner, with a certain amount of success. Now it seems that the main threat to Microsoft’s dominance might be Open Source-based email systems, ie: those that are completely open code and enhanceable by anyone.
It's not every day that you see a Microsoft employee demonstrating Microsoft software running natively on Linux. Yet that's exactly what happened at AJAXWorld here, as Brad Abrams, group program manager at Microsoft for ASP.NET AJAX (codenamed Atlas) did today.