[Gllug] Microsoft was distributing Ubuntu

Bernard Peek bap at shrdlu.com
Mon Jun 25 22:00:19 UTC 2007

In message <1182764283.6484.1.camel at alde.mediatel.co.uk>, Richard Turner 
<richard at zygous.co.uk> writes
>On Mon, 2007-06-25 at 10:26 +0100, John G Walker wrote:
>> This is the bit that always puzzles me. Why haven't Microsoft attempted
>> to muscle in on Linux? On the face of it, it would seem to be an
>> obvious thing for them to do.
>> Anyone any idea?
>How? What would they muscle-in on? Do you imagine that "Microsoft Linux
>2007" would be a big success? If it was, how would it make them revenue?

Being supported by Microsoft would be a big deal for a lot of business 
users. It would have the same effect on the Linux market as the IBM's 
entry into the business had for personal computers. Nobody gets fired 
for buying Microsoft.

Bernard Peek
bap at shrdlu.com

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