[ILUG] Microsoft offers to buy Yahoo!
mariconor at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 13:21:05 GMT 2008
On Feb 1, 2008 12:57 PM, Michael Watterson <watty at eircom.net> wrote:
> 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 $44bn for the privilege.
> Shirley Google?
> > On Fri, February 1, 2008 12:30 pm, Niall O Broin wrote:
> >> On 1 Feb 2008, at 12:20, Robert Sweetnam wrote:
> >>> A lot being an understatement!
> >>> If it goes ahead it no doubt FreeBSD will be shown the door.
> >> Yahoo is a heavy user of FreeBSD and MySQL. No doubt M$ 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.
It'll never happen, that would be admitting defeat, and with win2k8 around
the corner -- which runs primarily in "runlevel3" by the way and requires
tons of scripting knowledge -- remind you or something...?
I must say, I do like the new OSX whatever its called. Had tigger
beforehand, was happy, now happier. It does have enough new features to
warrant a new name IMO.
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