"We'll make some announcements Monday where we'll have ways for people who are not running on top of a Microsoft platform ... to implement our .NET services," Ballmer said, speaking at a dinner hosted by Silicon Valley non-profit group The Churchill Club.Has Microsoft learned something from Linux? Rumors of MS buying Corel Linux may not be far-fetched.
Asked if the operating systems supported will include Linux, seen by some as a competitor to Windows, Ballmer replied that they would.
"Do we have a way for people who host Web sites on Linux to build on [.NET]? Yes we do. That's not to say our overall strategy is not to get those Web sites over to Windows, but we will provide a way for those Linux servers to use .NET," Ballmer said.