Why Would Microsoft Sleep with the Enemy?. Just the thought of Microsoft adapting Web server technology developed by Linus “We Will Bury You” Torvalds is a bit hard to swallow. I mean, that would be akin to the Soviet Union breaking up and Russia allying itself with the U.S.! But that’s what the folks at Meta Group are telling us.
OsOpinion has it right. The folks at Meta Group were clearly not around during the OS/2 wars days, when the rumour on the street was the Microsoft would write Office apps for OS/2. Of course, the vendors of an alternate OS platform would love that to happen. But as Meta points out themselves “Microsoft is an economic animal”. It makes no sense, economically, to undermine their platform business. None.