[Gllug] Microsoft was distributing Ubuntu

Bernard Peek bap at shrdlu.com
Mon Jun 25 21:58:15 UTC 2007

In message <20070625102603.29b4f9e1 at Amber.Harmony>, John G Walker 
<johngwalker at tiscali.co.uk> writes
>On Mon, 25 Jun 2007 09:23:59 +0000 Andy Smith <andy at lug.org.uk> wrote:
>> It's fairly obvious that they just don't want to promote Linux for
>> business reasons, no big drama.
>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?

It is an obvious thing for them to do. It's something I've mentioned on 
a few forums, so far nobody has commented on the idea. I'm reasonably 
sure that they will do it within a year or two. The interesting question 
is whether they will use the Linux kernel or fork it and produce their 
own incompatible version. I think that's the most likely scenario.

Bernard Peek
bap at shrdlu.com

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