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How will open source react to Microsoft?

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The hits just keep on coming for the Android mobile operating system--albeit this time from European telecom vendors that are insisting the Linux-based operating system would help prop up the flagging Lumia smartphone sales… if only the Lumias ran Android instead of Windows Phone 7.

I am a little more interested in what this might mean for Microsoft and ultimately the Linux community as a whole.

Lately there are signs that Microsoft, the flagship of proprietary software and poster child for computing on the desktop is finding itself increasingly boxed in within technology sectors where it has long dominated, but unable to establish more than a token foothold in other sectors.

Okay, let's all be honest:

Also: Red Hat's reaction to Microsoft's open-source spinoff: Welcome! (mostly)




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