Re: Is this going to be true ?

From: Richard B. Johnson (
Date: Wed Dec 11 2002 - 08:38:21 EST

On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, Serge Kuznetsov wrote:

> I am just curious if someone has an opinion for the
> following link?
> Research Firm: Microsoft Will Use Linux by 2004:

Not unless they do it from India. M$ has just invested many millions
in a "campus-like" facility in Bangalore, India, about 2 km from
the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). IBM already has such a facility
designed to reduce the cost of software development. I think we have
some persons from that IBM facility on "the list", that may offer some
idea of when the new Microsoft facility will be finished (it was a
recent ground-breaking). Microsoft intends to "continue to be a world
leader...etc..", and is positioning itself world-wide so it will not
even need the United States for distribution. This is its response to the
US lawsuits. Basically, they have outgrown the need for the United

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.4.18 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).
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