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January 10, 2007

Why Microsoft will offer an Open Source OS

Filed under: Open Source — tuxicity @ 3:15 pm

Firstly, why on Earth shouldn’t Microsoft adopt the Open Source model and produce a Windows compatible OS of its own and give it away for free, charging only for support?

You can accuse Microsoft of many things, but not making lots of money isn’t one of them. If Linux ever got to the point where it was costing the company serious money, what’s to stop MS from fighting like with like? As Mat says: “They’ve already been accused of making money from other people’s ideas, why would they stop with open-source software that they can provide support for, if it ever becomes an overwhelming hit?”

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