Home Microsoft moves toward Open Source?

Microsoft moves toward Open Source?

Ronald Hanaki
In our content, we occasionally include affiliate links. Should you click on these links, we may earn a commission, though this incurs no additional cost to you. Your use of this website signifies your acceptance of our terms and conditions as well as our privacy policy.

WinInfo is reporting that Microsoft is allowing some of its biggest clients access to the source code for Windows so they can test, debug, and gain an intimate understanding of the operating system. Also, InfoWorld has a story that Microsoft will enable web services created using .NET technology to run on operating systems other than Windows. From InfoWorld:

“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.

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.

Has Microsoft learned something from Linux? Rumors of MS buying Corel Linux may not be far-fetched.

There are some Windows roadmaps here and here courtesy of ASCII24. Are they serious about Whistler water (natural mineral water from Canada)?

The Tech Report - Editorial ProcessOur Editorial Process

The Tech Report editorial policy is centered on providing helpful, accurate content that offers real value to our readers. We only work with experienced writers who have specific knowledge in the topics they cover, including latest developments in technology, online privacy, cryptocurrencies, software, and more. Our editorial policy ensures that each topic is researched and curated by our in-house editors. We maintain rigorous journalistic standards, and every article is 100% written by real authors.