In collaboration with Microsoft, TurnKey Linux to relaunch as TurnKey Windows
d.holmen at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 14:19:48 BST 2009
I loved the joke! It was deep. Precisely how they should be on April fool
2009/4/5 Brett Alton <brett.jr.alton at gmail.com>
> Just letting you all kno that I was pretty upset about it. I was
> thinking of writing a strongly worded e-mail to your guys but figured
> I should wait a couple hours to cool down. By then, I realized it was
> April Fools and assumed your news to be as well.
> You got me ;)
> PS: We do have April Fools in Canada, I just usually am more trusting
> than most :S
> On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 5:50 PM, Farran Lee <fazzy.baboon at ntlworld.com>
> > On Wed, 2009-04-01 at 16:04 +0300, Liraz Siri wrote:
> > (Sorry guys, Ubuntu was fun, but money talks!)
> > SOURCE: http://www.turnkeywindows.org/news
> > SEOUL Apr. 1, 2009 In a keynote address at the 2009 Federated
> > Assembly of Korean Engineers, Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer
> > Steve Ballmer announced a broad business and technical collaboration
> > agreement with the open source project formerly known as TurnKey Linux
> > to build, market and support a series of TurnKey Windows software
> > appliances, based on the upcoming Windows 7 operating system.
> > Under the technical collaboration agreement, Microsoft and the open
> > source project formerly known as TurnKey Linux will create a joint
> > research facility and develop new software appliance solutions for use
> > with leading virtualization solutions such as Microsoft Virtual PC and
> > Hyper-V Server.
> > The key components of the reciprocal agreement are:
> > * The project formerly known as TurnKey Linux will relaunch as TurnKey
> > Windows at http://www.turnkeywindows.org/
> > * Microsoft will collaborate with TurnKey Windows to develop appliances
> > based on Windows 7, Microsoft's highly anticipated next-generation PC
> > operating system, slated for release in 2010. In the interim, new beta
> > TurnKey Windows appliances will be based on Windows Server 2008.
> > * Existing TurnKey Linux users will be automatically upgraded to an
> > equivalent TurnKey Windows appliance as soon as one becomes available.
> > By allowing an appliance to upgrade automatically users implicitly
> > accept the new End User License Agreement.
> > * Microsoft will generously allow free usage of TurnKey Windows
> > appliances for the duration of the Beta, after which the appliances
> > will require activation of a mandatory subscription plan. The new pay
> > as you go model is intended to dramatically reduce total cost of
> > ownership.
> > Jointly developed beta versions of TurnKey Windows appliances will be
> > made available to MSDN, TechBeta and TechNet customers. Consumers who
> > want to test-drive a beta appliance will be able to download the TurnKey
> > Windows Core beginning Apr. 31 at http://www.microsoft.com/windows7.
> > Under the agreement, TurnKey Windows is establishing clear leadership
> > among software appliance vendors and Microsoft will officially recommend
> > TurnKey Windows for customers who want software appliance solutions.
> > Additionally, Microsoft will distribute coupons for on-demand deployment
> > of TurnKey Windows appliances in it's Azure utility cloud.
> > "Too often open source projects ask monopolistic proprietary vendors to
> > adapt and embrace open source ideals. Today we are adapting our ideals
> > to a very generous monopolistic proprietary vendor" said Alon Swartz,
> > co-founder and CEO of TurnKey Windows.
> > Following a sizeable donation by Microsoft, founders of the project
> > formerly known as TurnKey Linux agreed to rebuild all future appliances
> > on Windows 7. The upcoming operating system is designed to make everyday
> > tasks faster and easier, and make new things possible for end users.
> > Windows 7 reflects an evolved approach to engineering that will promote
> > interoperability between a wide and diverse range of Microsoft Windows
> > operating systems and incorporates advanced security features guaranteed
> > to prevent next-generation Windows installations from spontaneously
> > bursting into flames.
> > Windows 7 is being designed to provide a solid platform to enable a new
> > generation of solutions. Windows 7 will enable developers to be more
> > productive and offers new capabilities to create more stunning
> > applications. The next generation operating system will include many
> > groundbreaking innovations including a new taskbar, Ribbon, which will
> > include a simple flight simulator program and a new version of Internet
> > Explorer which will feature entirely new ways to allow Nigerians to
> > rearrange your desktop icons.
> > To learn more about this announcement, join the Microsoft TurnKey
> > Windows webcast, which will be broadcast live at 11 a.m. ET on April
> > 31, 2009. The webcast will also be available for replay.
> > Like many commercial transactions, the financial terms of the agreement
> > are not being disclosed at this time.
> > About TurnKey Windows
> > ---------------------
> > TurnKey Windows, formerly known as TurnKey Linux, delivers software
> > appliances that help organizations do more will less by reducing
> > unnecessary friction and leveraging virtualization and cost-effective
> > on-demand infrastructure.
> > About Microsoft
> > ---------------
> > Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq MSFT) is the worldwide leader in
> > software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize
> > their full potential.
> > lol that was an April Fool... Don't know if you have April Fool outside
> > the UK hehe
> > ===================================
> > Farran Lee
> > I'm only 16 :P
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