View Full Version : What if

September 21st, 2007, 12:06 PM
What if Microsoft became Open Source would it kill off Linux or become just another Distro, and because its free would you use it and love it

September 21st, 2007, 12:15 PM
you can search the forum, and you'll see a gazillion threads thats exactly like this ;)

September 21st, 2007, 12:57 PM
i'm sure searching for microsoft & opensource will yield more results than anyone would care to sift through

September 21st, 2007, 02:32 PM
Well, to answer your question...

Since the reason I'm trying to steer away from Windows is because it's not free and contains questionable source, then yes, I would probably stick to it if Microsoft had a change of heart.

Now, if Microsoft maintained their own distribution and charged for it, I wouldn't be surprised. But naturally I would expect a variety of distributions to pop up that combine all the best features of XP and Vista. And XP and Linux. And XP and OS-X.

But, enough dreaming.

September 21st, 2007, 02:34 PM
No, who would take the time to learn a new "standard" and sift through that code?