Miguel de Icaza wrote:
>> Do you think Microsoft wants GNOME (and by extension GNU/Linux) to succeed?
>I do not think that Linux on the desktop is keeping folks at Microsoft
>awake at night. Our market share is still very small, we are deeply
>fragmented and our quality control is terrible. We have competing
>projects, distributions, packages and ABIs. ISVs have a hard time
>targeting the Linux desktop due to these.
You didn't answer the question.
Even with the issues you mention, the presence and viability of Linux
hurts Micro$oft profits. Witness the extended life of XP. Witness
the netbook situation.
Micro$oft would prefer the Linux *die*.