[Gllug] Microsoft was distributing Ubuntu

Bernard Peek bap at shrdlu.com
Mon Jun 25 22:30:42 UTC 2007

In message <1182774150.6484.35.camel at alde.mediatel.co.uk>, Richard 
Turner <richard at zygous.co.uk> writes
>On Mon, 2007-06-25 at 12:52 +0100, John G Walker wrote:
>> given that some people are using Linux, I would
>> have thought that MS could have increased their revenue by selling
>> their own distro and including Linux versions of MS applications
>> therein.
>What software though? Even assuming that MS would be happy to undertake
>all the extra development to do this, even just for a single piece of
>software, is there anything in their portfolio you'd buy?
>Generally Linux is used on servers, correct? What server software could
>MS provide for which there isn't already a good free alternative? I can
>only think of Exchange, but I'm not really up-to-speed on MS software.

There are now dozens of MS server products. SQL Server is a major 
database and looks set to replace Oracle as #1. SharePoint alone is 
sufficient to keep some companies tied to Microsoft, although I've just 
hear that there's a Linux equivalent.

Bernard Peek
bap at shrdlu.com

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