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Microsoft may open source Windows

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Blood in the water after the Windows 8 debacle, or just another rumour to keep the focuc on desktop? Perhaps the desktop will never truly die, just will be slowly replaced by other devices.

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2015-04-14 20:28
Microsoft may one day open source Windows
evilviper@pipedot.org
Mark Russinovich, a Microsoft technical fellow and senior engineer, and well-known for his Sysinternals/Winternals products, dropped a bombshell in front of several hundred people during a panel discussion at the ChefCon DevOps conference in the United States. Russinovich told the crowd it was "definitely possible" that Microsoft could, in the future, choose to http://mobile.itnews.com.au/News/402396,microsoft-mulls-an-open-source-windows.aspx

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2015-04-14 23:26
Microsoft may one day open source Windows
bryan@pipedot.org
Mark Russinovich, a Microsoft technical fellow and senior engineer, and well-known for his Sysinternals/Winternals products, dropped a bombshell in front of several hundred people during a panel discussion at the ChefCon DevOps conference in the United States. Russinovich told the crowd it was "definitely possible" that Microsoft could, in the future, choose to open up the Windows source code. "It's a new Microsoft," he said. "Every conversation you can imagine about what should we do with our software -- open versus not-open versus services -- has happened," he said. Almost 20 percent of the the company's Azure cloud computing virtual machines run Linux already.

The prospect is not as surprising as it might once have been. Last November, the company announced plans to open source the full server-side .NET core stack and bring the open-sourced .NET core to Linux and Mac OS X – with everything happening in plain view on code repository GitHub. The company now has more than 1000 software repositories on GitHub, but until now Windows, a US$4 billion per-quarter cash cow, has looked untouchable.
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Would it actually help at this point (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2015-04-09 08:34 (#6PQ1)

Other than for creating a true Windows clone. At this stage I would love my own Windows 98 clone just to toy with at source level. Windows AC!

Pulling an Apple? (Score: 1)

by cats@pipedot.org on 2015-04-10 10:50 (#6S8V)

I think they'll either follow Apple by open sourcing some very low levels parts of the OS while keeping the rest of the stack proprietary, or open sourcing a cut-down Windows RT for Raspberry Pi or some such.