Microsoft on “Linux Is a Cancer”: We’re an Open-Source Company Now

While Microsoft is betting big on the open-source world going forward, the “Linux is a cancer” nightmare keeps coming back occasionally, especially from customers who aren’t necessarily sure that the Redmond-based software giant expanding in this direction is the right way to go.

Microsoft, on the other hand, tries to convince everyone that it loves Linux on every single occasion, and one such moment took place earlier this week at the Red Hat Forum 2019 in Melbourne.

Microsoft Australia CTO Lee HIckin took the stage and the first thing he said concerned the controversial statement made by former CEO Steve Ballmer back in 2002.

“I recognise the irony of Microsoft here at an open source community event. I’m really proud to do that, and I’m humbled and privileged that we can be on the stage with Red Hat to share our story,” Hickin is quoted as saying by <a href="https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-says-it-has-come-a-long-way-since-that-open-source-comment/#ftag=… (read…

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