Okay, I know this isn’t a Linux blog. But we all know that Linux is a fairly popular OS on netbooks. And the Linux community has declared Microsoft to be their sworn enemy in the fight for people’s desktops, it really is unspeakable that Linux has been patched by [insert audible gasp here] Microsoft.
You may have already heard, but the unthinkable has happened. That’s right, Microsoft, the self-proclaimed enemy of Linux and free software, has announced that they will be submitting some 20,000 lines of code to the Linux kernel. Come again? Yes, Microsoft wants to get its code into the Linux kernel. You read that right!
It is important to note that this code has not yet been included into the official Linux kernel. The code has also not yet been thoroughly scrutinized by the wider community to see what the code actually consists of. Is it all code, or does it rely on binary blobs? Will the quality of the code make the grade, or will the community be expected to clean it up and maintain it?
Via Linux Mag.