[ILUG] Microsoft offers to buy Yahoo!
watty at eircom.net
Fri Feb 1 12:57:25 GMT 2008
david.howe at howesystems.com wrote:
> Does this mean that Microsoft is now one of the biggest users of open
> source software? And they are paying $44bn for the privilege.
> On Fri, February 1, 2008 12:30 pm, Niall O Broin wrote:
>> On 1 Feb 2008, at 12:20, Robert Sweetnam wrote:
>>> A lot being an understatement!
>>> If it goes ahead it no doubt FreeBSD will be shown the door.
>> Yahoo is a heavy user of FreeBSD and MySQL. No doubt M$ will want to
>> eat their own dogfood but one presumes they'll be mindful of how big
>> a job that was on Hotmail.
They could always do an apple and Skin BSD with Win7 desktop, If Apple
can throw away the mac OS and use BSD and then charge people for a new
OS everytime they do equivalent of a Windows Service pack.
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