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Microsoft succumbing and recognizing Linux as mainstream!

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http://feedproxy.google.com – Bill’s company in Redmond, Washington stunned the opensource community when they shared driver source code to the linux kernel on 20th July 2009. Microsoft submitted source code for 4 drivers which allows linux to run Microsoft’s Hyper-V hypervisor technology. Up to 22,000 lines of code has been submitted and will likely be included in the next linux kernel version 2.6.30.1. A tsunamic surprise, for the opensource community, to see Microsoft, whom have fought so many civil public cases to protect its own interests, is bending and contributing source code out of its own free will. This act validates the rise of open source linux operating systems and shows that linux is recognized as an worthy adversary to commercial software giants such as Microsoft. It was also added that “Microsoft’s goal is to become a platform linux users could turn to“ It is irony when 10 years ago, the exact opposite can be said about linux vs Microsoft. Source : Network World (General)