Category Archives: Microsoft

A Longhorn by Any Other Name…

Last week Microsoft announced the official name for it’s latest Windows version.  Formerly known by it’s code-name “Longhorn” Microsoft has officially dubbed it Windows “Vista”. After the announcement it was learned that another American company already owns the name “Vista”. … Continue reading

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Microsoft supports Linux with its VM

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that when Virtual Server Service Pack 1 is released before the end of the year, it will officially support virtual machines running Linux and Solaris x86. Ars.Technica has an analysis of the change in Microsoft’s … Continue reading

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MSN Search – Protected By Linux

Nice to know Microsoft’s new search engine is safe and secure behind Akamai’s cache servers running a trusted OS like GNU/Linux! It should be noted that MS is using Akmai hosting which has used Linux for a long time.

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Mono 1.0 Is Released

Miguel de Icaza and Ximian began a project two years ago to implement a free/open source version of Microsoft’s .NET development platform that is fully compatible with the ECMA spec for C# and the CLR. Today, the Mono Project has … Continue reading

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Microsoft May Be Catching On, Albeit Slowly

The world’s largest software company seems to be coming onboard the open source movement slowly. While they still need to get over their fear of the GPL before their software is really free-as-in-freedom, there is some encouraging news. The Windows … Continue reading

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