Microsoft is hiring a "linuxman"

Odd iodine at
Mon Jan 4 13:18:25 UTC 2010

Gilles Gravier wrote:
> Hi!
> On 04/01/2010 09:08, scar wrote:
>> Mihamina Rakotomandimby @ 01/04/2010 12:00 AM:
>>> Manao ahoana, Hello, Bonjour,
>> what is this? microsoft needs to compete with linux and openoffice?  i
>> didn't realize they were gaining so much ground for M$ to notice.  that
>> job description makes me puke.
> Well, look at the bright side of things... it means that Linux and
> OpenOffice are hurting Microsoft badly enough that they decide to focus
> on it.
> I can't talk for Linux, but OpenOffice has a strong (and likely soon to
> get stronger) marketing engine behind it as well... so I think it will
> get interesting in 2010 to see this battle take place.
> I'm confident that whatever Microsoft puts behind this effort (we can
> think of many things, not all of them nice and fair) they still will not
> win against open source.

Not until they give away Windows for free. It has been speculated
about Microsoft doing so, and earning money on support and ads

Btw, scroll down to competition:


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