The real reason behind Microsoft’s leap into open source – Infoworld

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  1. Rob

    Rob Administrator Staff Member

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    Its initial strategy in the late '90s, leaked in the Halloween Documents, was to attempt to undermine and attack open source, partly by funding SCO's attacks on Linux. Back then Steve Ballmer famously called Linux "a cancer that attaches itself Full story here.


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    This was a smart move by Microsoft - it garnered more info and a better understanding of web use and users. Still IE has a lot to answer to in the world of browsers. Microsoft and safe use just do not seem to be having too much fun.

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