This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the Cygwin project.
RE: MS offers "Services For Unix" free of charge
- From: Chris Telting <cdtelting-ml at comcast dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 08:07:10 -0800
- Subject: RE: MS offers "Services For Unix" free of charge
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Buchbinder, Barry wrote:
Does this mean that that MS finds that Cygwin (and U/Win, MKS, et al.) is aThe motivation is probably so that they can realease other unix software
and tools to entise people over to the dark side. Tools both for SFU
and Linux. It gives them and partners a commercial developement
platform to seriously target. But mostly it's recognition of all the
unix code that exists. All comercial unix platforms are going down the
drain due to Linux and Bsd so it's not inconcievable that Microsoft is
extending an olive branch to them in hopes that will enbrace windows and
port their commercial applications, first to SFU and then then to their
windows API's. If microsoft wanted they could go whole hog and create a
complete formidable unix environment; something to supercede the dos
environment.. Nothing in their kernel prevents it, though they could
make it more efficient for such.
threat? Or that they were not making much from SFU but cannot drop it for
various reasons, so are going for brownie points?
Microsoft is interested in the bottom line. I don't see cygwin
affecting them much at all. Mozilla, Aphche, Open Office and all other
threatening programs compile natively so cygwin has no impact except as
a development environment. They don't exactly make much money on their
development tools though since developers are quite a small market.
Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple
Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html