Microsofts Linux Lab manager answers questions on slashdot



A few days back I mentioned that slashdot was posing questions to Bill Hilf, the manager of Microsoft’s Linux lab. Today his responses are being posted.


Among the more interesting points, in general his role is helping Microsoft have a better understanding of Open Source software. They do report bugs and security problems they find to the softwares authors (so in a sense Microsoft takes part in the development of open source software.) It is also interesting to hear that Microsoft Executives are described as being technically curious (my paraphrase) about such things as software and have used alternatives from time to time.

It’s an interesting interview and worth reading.

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Virtualbox virtualization open source availability This last week virtualbox announced that they have released a version of their virtualization software as open source. There is a pay version as well with more features. (*read on for features available in the full version.) While I appreciate them making the core virtualization open source and currently they......
  • New Xandros review There is a review of Xandros 3.0 Business edition up at xyzcomputing Xandros is a linux distribution designed for Windows users (or at least those migrating from Windows.) The review hits the highlights of features that make it able to integrate well with Windows machines. They mention the filesystem compatibility,......
  • What is Open Source Open source denotes that the origins of a product are publicly accessible in part or in whole. See Open source (disambiguation) for related topics and other meanings. This article focuses on open source as a modern or commonly used allusion to any open-source software (OSS) where its source code, its......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Encryption: Never Leave Home Without It As portable drives have gotten physically smaller and larger in storage capacity, they've become an indespensible gadget for many.  If you use yours to store vital and sensitive information, you need to secure that information with encryption.  I should not need to tell you about the long list of......
  • Microsoft Blogs Review Reading and reviewing corporate blogs from other companies is a great way to learn a little bit more about your own blog. Microsoft has a large community of blogs, and a wide variety of bloggers writing in numerous blogs within this community. There are a number of employee blogs in......
  • Blogger vs WordPress If you have been on the internet for long, then you must have undoubtedly come across many blogs. Perhaps you may be reading few blogs regularly. You might think that starting a blog could be a great help for your business. It may ease you to connect with clients, share......
www.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site