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Microsoft donates....

Heloman
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Microsoft donates....

Windows 8 source code to Linux Foundation.
http://www.muktware.com/c2050/3486/microsoft-joins-linux-foundation-donates-windows-8-source-code
"The Linux Foundation has announced the joining of Microsoft as its latest member. Microsoft has also proposed to donate the source code of Windows 8 to the Linux Foundation. The company is also working with the Linux community to merge the Windows 8 kernel with the Linux mainline tree."
Dream on....... Smiley
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Re: Microsoft donates....

April fool !  Roll eyes
Heloman
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Re: Microsoft donates....

No. Really?
As I said, dream on... Smiley
VileReynard
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Re: Microsoft donates....

I read that and thought "even Microsoft have realised that Windows 8 is rubbish - who can we dump it on?"
Then I looked at the link. And the date.

David_W
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Re: Microsoft donates....

It's not quite so far fetched.  MS is in the top 20 contributors to the Linux kernel (17th in fact!).
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All of the 361 patches that Microsoft has contributed towards Linux 3.0 are simply patches for the Hyper-V driver. They are there only to make it possible for Linux to run on Windows Servers. This contribution should not be interpreted as a change in Microsoft’s attitude towards Free and Open Source Software, and Linux in general.

See http://techie-buzz.com/foss/microsoft-linux-3-0.html