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Re: [S.u.S.E. Linux] Microsoft and unix
- From: jonathan@xxxxxxxxxxx (jonathan@xxxxxxxxxxx)
- Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 18:27:43 -0400 (EDT)
- Message-id: <XFMail.980529182743.jonathan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On 29-May-98 Michael Lankton wrote:
> Because Microsoft doesn't want to advance technology that they didn't
> develop. Their strategy has been to buy existing technology and bury it
> regardless of whether or not it was superior to their own internally
They buy or take and smother, more likely. The GPL *should* protect at least
the heart of Linux.
> developed product or no. Besides, didn't Microsoft try unix once with
> Xenix, fail and end up selling it to SCO?
That was news to me.
> Been there, done that already ;)
I still like the idea; M$ would get something for nothing! They're giving
things away left & right to steal market share, they're starting to port stuff
(or purchase stuff) like crazy to unix, NT supports some nominal unix services
out of the box already, COM ported to unix, M$ Terminal Server, it's looking
like they're going to turn to something unix-y someday soon. (It's the only
way to sell something _really_ scalable!)
With something like MI/X that comes on the SuSE CD, think of 100% Windows
compatibility *and* your favorite X programs, plus a telnet session when you
want to get down to business... ahhh...
Oh, Bodo & SuSE team, if M$ comes knocking with cash in hand... _STALL_!!!
--------------- original heresy ---------------
> jonathan@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> Don't tell anyone I said this; I'd get burned at the stake if this slipped
>> say, the SuSE list (G) but why doesn't M$ distribute Linux in an NT/Unix
>> bundle? *Then* they can boast about integration. They can add on to the
>> source kernel, keep their addons proprietary (as long as that will last) and
>> people will love Linux because, "Hey, it's Microsoft"
>> I know, then nobody would use the NT side of things. I know *I* wouldn't!
>> Just an idea.
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