[SATLUG] Microsoft Contributes Linux Drivers to Linux

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Mon Jul 20 12:11:46 CDT 2009


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Brad Knowles
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On Jul 20, 2009, at 11:55 AM, "Todd W. Bucy" <toddwbucy at grandecom.net>  
wrote:

> Todd W. Bucy wrote:
>> Enrique Sanchez Vela wrote:
>>>
>>> I thought this one might raise an eyebrow to two.
>>>
>>>
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2009/Jul09/07-20LinuxQA.mspx
>>>
>>>
>>> best regards,
>>> esv.
>>>
>>>
>>> --------------------------------------
>>> https://www.paylikeus.com
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> They probably did it becuase they needed help with drivers for  
>> their own Linux servers in Redmond.  Or am I being too cynical?
>
> Ok after a little thought maybe I am being a little cynical.  After  
> all it was a huge surprise when I saw that Silverlight now works  
> under FireFox.  Granted only on the winblows platform.  And one must  
> give credit where credit is due win7 is a pretty good OS, granted I  
> only say this after upgrading from Vista.  My question though is  
> this, is M$ new contributions a example of a leopard changing its  
> spots or are we witnessing M$ adopt/adapt to the superior (IMO)  
> economic model of F/OSS? Personally I think its adaptation and thats  
> why we see M$ exploring other revenue streams.  Anyone Bing lately?
>
> Todd
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