Windows XP (Whistler) beta 2 will debut on February 28. RTM (release to manufacturing) for home and professional editions is expected on May 30 and the server edition is expected on October 1. Perhaps in anticipation of that, here is what the Microserfs had to say about Linux during Linux World.
"It's the business model around free software that concerns us, where people get sucked in to not paying for software," Doug Miller, group product manager for the Windows Server Group, told eWEEK's Peter Galli. "This will be a disservice for them, as they need established, well-funded companies to offer innovation."
Sounds like the Halloween documents
all over again. These memos caused a furor some time back. I can't imagine the fallout if Microsoft did a Linux distro.