Redmond vs. Red Hat: Divide and conquer
As we close out the year, it is instructive to ponder last month's pro-Linux announcement by Microsoft. It tells us a lot about how the company's thinking is evolving with respect to competition. And, more importantly, what that might mean to customers in the coming year.
You have to give Microsoft credit. With one announcement the company significantly undermined the enterprise Linux movement while superficially offering it support.