Friday, April 22, 2005

Linux isn't cancer after all

Irony.. Irony.. Sweet irony..!!

Microsoft announced that the Service Pack 1 for its PC virtualization software Virtual Server 2005 WILL have support for Linux. This isn't surprising at all. MS needs to wage its battle against Linux - yes, but its virtualization software will never stand its ground against VMware without *NIX support. Therefore, this had to happen - and with SP1 scheduled for arrival around year-end, I think they are still running behind the competition.

The irony lies in the fact that the announcement was made by none other than Mr. Steve Ballmer. In 2001, Ballmer stated that "Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches." Ballmer has followed up that statement with a number of seething attacks on Linux over the past few years. Makes it all the more ironical to have him announce Linux support offered by a MS product.


At April 23, 2005 8:46 PM, Anonymous Anshul said...

Yeah its good that they aren't letting the ego of one man (unlike Apple and Mr. Jobs) come in the way of making smart decisions which will only increase the compatibility of systems. Hope the trend continues.

At April 24, 2005 1:58 PM, Blogger vj said...

hahahahahahahahaa thts all i have to say


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