No, MS has not gone and lost it. Rather, they are trying to show what level of cooperation with other OS’ can be achieved thanks to Windows Server 2003 R2. So, what better way to do this than simply show how the OS can work with the likes of Unix.
At this week’s LinuxWorld conference, Microsoft officials are planning to play up the Windows-Unix interoperability and cross-platform application-portability strategies that will be enabled Microsoft’s pending Windows Server 2003 R2 operating system release.
Bill Hilf, the head of Microsoft’s Linux lab, is planning to talk up during his LinuxWorld session on Wednesday the elements of Microsoft’s Services for Unix subsystem that the company is integrating into R2. Hilf tipped his hand during a Q&A with Slashdot readers posted to the Slashdot Web site on Monday. [Read the rest]