Competition is a healthy thing. There is something which I remember having read sometime ago regarding competition and competitors.
Something like "You first ignore them, then you start taking note of them. You try co-operating with them to finish them off and finally, when nothing else works, you threaten them".
That is exactly what Microsoft is trying to do. It first ignored Linux, then struck a deal with Novell to distribute Linux and when that did not seem to work out too, it is now throwing the patent book at it.
Gorklaw, as usual, has come out with a nice piece about it.
So, I think this is the clear indication to the computing world that Linux has arrived, and is here to stay !
Tags: Microsoft, Linux
Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 12:47 AM