On leaving Microsoft

by Matthew Langham

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David Stutz is leaving Microsoft and has published what he says is a sanitized version of a retirement email he sent. The following quotes are interesting (to put it mildly):

Linux is certainly a threat to Microsoft's less-than-perfect server software right now (and to its desktop in the not-too-distant future), but open source software in general, running especially on the Windows operating system, is a much bigger threat.

Open source software is as large and powerful a wave as the Internet was, and is rapidly accreting into a legitimate alternative to Windows.