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Linux Receives 20th Birthday Video From Microsoft

CmdrTaco posted more than 2 years ago | from the i-want-cake-too dept.

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moonbender writes "The Linux kernel has received birthday wishes from an unexpected direction — a video animation from Microsoft. Quoting The H: 'The video picks up on the strained relationship between Microsoft and Linux by displaying the phrase "Microsoft Vs. Linux" and then showing Tux, the Linux mascot, turning his back on the offer of a birthday cake from Microsoft. After a brief outline of the history between Microsoft and Linux, the video ends with a conciliatory gesture: Tux accepts the birthday cake in his igloo and the video ends with "Happy Birthday" and the editing of the initial phrase to "Microsoft and Linux?' The Linux Foundation has more stuff celebrating the kernel's 20th birthday."

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Everybody aboard the tinfoilhat-train! (4, Funny)

zget (2395308) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824288)

The Linux kernel has received ... from Microsoft.

Clearly this is an attempt to hide patent-encumbered code inside Linux kernel so that Microsoft can sue later!

Re:Everybody aboard the tinfoilhat-train! (4, Informative)

HermMunster (972336) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824538)

I read this as a slight against Linux. It is disrespect--they go hide in their igloos and eat the cake in secret?

I think the general philosophy that has clearly been reiterated by the Linux community is there is absolutely no room for trust in Microsoft. They are a convicted monopolist and have called upon everyone to view Linux as a cancer. They continue to use their patents to extort payment from large and small with bogus insubstantiated claims against Linux. They are the company that uses embrace extend extinguish. This animation represents the same underhanded intentions.

Re:Everybody aboard the tinfoilhat-train! (5, Insightful)

Dot.Com.CEO (624226) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824606)

Have some cake and chill out dude...

Re:Everybody aboard the tinfoilhat-train! (1)

Mitchell314 (1576581) | more than 2 years ago | (#36825040)

But that cake was a . . . you know what, I'm pretty sure somewhere an innocent kitten will die if I finish that. :P

Re:Everybody aboard the tinfoilhat-train! (0, Flamebait)

Missing.Matter (1845576) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824728)

I'm going to hang your post on my wall. Best impersonation of the stereotypical paranoid Linux evangelist I've seen in a while. Bravo.

Re:Everybody aboard the tinfoilhat-train! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36825036)

You must be new. MS spends millions every year creating FUD around Linux, and they've been doing it for over a decade. Perhaps you're forgetting the patents claims against Linux, and the companies they are suing over them, despite not telling the LK developers exactly what is supposedly in infringement.

MS do nothing without reason.

Re:Everybody aboard the tinfoilhat-train! (1)

zget (2395308) | more than 2 years ago | (#36825206)

I know right? They're suing companies right and left, making billions of dollars and still those LK developers cannot find out what is infringing. If there just were public documents of those court cases... But nooo, Microsoft is paying directly to the Washington and the judges involved that the cases remain top secret. Microsoft won't ever admit this because then everyone would know evil they are. And if they did admit it, they just did it because they're doing something even more evil somewhere else and want to get peoples attention away from that. I'm glad we saw through it!

Re:Everybody aboard the tinfoilhat-train! (2)

zget (2395308) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824906)

Oh for christ sake. It's not even Linux that Microsoft needs to be worried about, it's Mac OSX and whatever will be next iteration in Apple's desktop computers (they're taking it the iOS route slowly). Macs are starting to get games, it has Steam already too. It has slowly gained desktop marketshare. Linux has pretty much stayed the same for the last 10 years in its desktop marketshare. On servers Windows servers and Linux servers are pretty much 50/50 and Mac has almost no marketshare (yes, Windows really is used in the server world).

I see it more as a friendly-kind "we've always had our little fights, but we do both have a nice history together" video. Kind of like an old married couple.

Re:Everybody aboard the tinfoilhat-train! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36825216)

Get out from beneath that rock, you look ridiculous. Linux underpins Android and MS is very worried about that. There are right now 150 million Android installs and growing. How many windows phone installs are there?

Re:Everybody aboard the tinfoilhat-train! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36824916)

Doesn't Apple do the same?
Doesn't Oracle do the same?
Doesn't [insert every other company here] do the same?

You are an asshole. A little boy living in momma's basement.

Here's a tip for you: have a shower, shave, go get a haircut and decent clothes. If you smile to the world, the world will smile back at you. Accept the reality, and stop hating microsoft for doing what every other company (including slashdot-loved Apple 3 3 3 3 and Google 3 3 3 3) does.

Go read Don Quixote and see if you find any parallels between you hating this video, and Quixote fighting windmills.

(posting anonymously because I used my modpoints to mod you down).

Re:Everybody aboard the tinfoilhat-train! (1, Interesting)

Bing Tsher E (943915) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824930)

IBM is a convicted monopolist, too.

Many, many companies use embrace/extend/extinguish. Even the GNU project has done that to an extent.

Re:Everybody aboard the tinfoilhat-train! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36824946)

Microsoft have every right to slight Linux.

Microsoft is like big strong virile man, while Linux is like sniffling pasty hemophiliac faget. Linux should shut up and take it up ass like good little faget haha.

Linux faget.

Re:Everybody aboard the tinfoilhat-train! (0)

nmb3000 (741169) | more than 2 years ago | (#36825262)

They are a convicted monopolist and have called upon everyone to view Linux as a cancer.

I assume you're talking about this [theregister.co.uk] ? A few things to keep in mind:

This was 10 years ago. A long time.

Second, if you read the statement in context Ballmer wasn't really referring to Linux as a cancer but the GPL. And, depending on the situation, he is probably right. If you have a proprietary software product and you want to keep it that way (for better or worse), the introduction of a GPL component into it really would be like a "cancer" in the sense that it may force it open in spite of your wishes to the contrary. Whether subversively or accidentally, the outcome is the same. Heck, even The Register points out the vague nature of the inclusion clause.

So it depends on your point-of-view. If you want to keep a product closed, the GPL is something to be concerned about. If you prefer and encourage open source development, the GPL is a good thing which helps keep people honest. Like most worthwhile things it can be both good and bad at the same time, depending on the circumstances.

Re:Everybody aboard the tinfoilhat-train! (3, Interesting)

molnarcs (675885) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824958)

I think as a conciliatory gesture, Microsoft should stop it's patent extortion practices against users of Linux. In case you were wondering, I'm talking about HTC.

Oblig: The cake is a lie (2, Funny)

Paul Rose (771894) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824312)

n/m

Re:Oblig: The cake is a lie (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36824358)

There are no puppies either...

Re:Oblig: The cake is a lie (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36824684)

For the first time in the existence of that goddamned meme, it may actually, FINALLY be appropriate here.

Still part of the "Embrace" mode (1, Redundant)

DragonFodder (712772) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824332)

Don't trust the M$ any farther than you can throw them.

In other words "Its a trap!" - AA

The world as we know it is about to end. (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36824342)

First Duke Nukem forever, then GNU/Hurd, now this.
2012, here we come.

Re:The world as we know it is about to end. (4, Funny)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824626)

And the BSD mascot is complaining it's getting mighty cold in his home.

(yes, I know... but it's as close as it gets, bear it for this joke, dear BSD enthusiasts)

After the credits... (4, Funny)

paiute (550198) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824344)

You missed the ending, where the cake explodes, destroying the igloo and penguin.

Re:After the credits... (1)

GodfatherofSoul (174979) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824392)

...in the background, with a slo-mo shot of Bill Gates strutting defiantly in the foreground towards the camera with a hip pop metal track blaring from your speakers.

Re:After the credits... (1)

VortexCortex (1117377) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824514)

... Then a Hurd of Wildebeasts tramples across the scene, leveling everything and a huge terminal looms into view displaying light-on-dark mono-spaced lettering:
Because: GPLv3 > GPLv2; You twits.

Re:After the credits... (1)

tokul (682258) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824648)

You missed the ending, where the cake explodes, destroying the igloo and penguin.

Penguin was already dead before explosion. Polonium poisoning.

Re:After the credits... (1)

cultiv8 (1660093) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824774)

That's called an encore, for which MS was quickly sued for copyright infringement from Starz Entertainment, LLC for infringing on their ENCORE and ENCORE on demand service.

Warning (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36824362)

The cake is a lie.

Microsoft and Open Source in General (5, Interesting)

RazzleFrog (537054) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824370)

With the way the Apple juggernaut has been steamrolling it would make sense to me for Microsoft and Open Source in general to find a way of co-existing. Say what you want about Microsoft, but Apple's heavy-handed, strict controls and policies makes Microsoft look like a pussy cat in comparison.

Re:Microsoft and Open Source in General (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36824496)

Do not.

Ever.

Trust.

Them.

Never Microsoft.

Re:Microsoft and Open Source in General (2)

MonsterTrimble (1205334) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824516)

With the way the Apple juggernaut has been steamrolling it would make sense to me for Microsoft and Open Source in general to find a way of co-existing.

I think that people within Microsoft are actually very appreciative of Open Source and of Apple in the sense that those other OSes are doing cool stuff, which pushes everyone to do better and 'one-up' the others. This pushes creativity within the OS and interoperability between the OSes in general. In the end, we all like to hate Microsoft or Apple or Linux or BSD because they are not our personal favorite and they are faceless monoliths. It's a lot tougher to hate another programmer or designer just because they draw a paycheque from another company. Personally I am not a fan of Microsoft due to them hamstringing their lower grade products (Home edition missing RDP, easy network control, etc) and making the OS much less functional then my Linux boxen, but I am glad they are around and I wouldn't hold it against anyone who worked for them.

Re:Microsoft and Open Source in General (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36824840)

Microsoft would like nothing more than to sit on an existing product for years with little to nothing in the way of innovation - see the encumberence that is IE6 for evidence of this in the wild. The fact that they're being forced to do better because there are alternatives probably isn't their choice at all, but it's the situation they find themselves in and they're trying to make the best of it. Given the choice of eliminating OSX/Linux and just selling Win7 clones to people for the next 50 years you can be sure they'd take it in a heartbeat.

Re:Microsoft and Open Source in General (1)

Entropius (188861) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824952)

Last year a student asked me for help. He had about a thousand files that he needed to rename, using a simple pattern, on a Win7 machine.

It took us 45 minutes of googling to find a piece of software that would do this, with great amounts of handwringing.

I could have done it in one line using sed.

Yawn, will check back in five more years to see if Windows is an appropriate OS for actually doing work.

Re:Microsoft and Open Source in General (2)

JasterBobaMereel (1102861) | more than 2 years ago | (#36825068)

SmartPhones -
Symbian 37.6%
Android 22.7%
RIM 16.0%
iPhone 15.7%
MS 4.2%

So it's MS vs Apple vs OpenSource ... in all markets ? Try Other vs OpenSource with Apple and MS ans bit players ...

Re:Microsoft and Open Source in General (2)

christurkel (520220) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824550)

Ya! Just like MS! Apple it's Java implementation had Mac OS X specific extensions...umm...they integrated Safari into the OS and claimed it could be removed...ummm...Apple crushed compteting OS makers with illegal antitrust actions...ummm....no. Nice try though.

Re:Microsoft and Open Source in General (1)

RazzleFrog (537054) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824804)

What other OS makers were crushed by Microsoft exactly?

And is integrating IE much different than requiring iTunes for everything you do? How's IE doing nowadays anyway?

Apple doesn't commit the same crimes against freedom that Microsoft does but that doesn't make them innocent.

To the guy who said - Don't trust Microsoft - don't trust ANY company. This isn't about trust - it's more about using each other. Look how much the formerly evil IBM did for Linux?

Re:Microsoft and Open Source in General (1)

Gauthic (964948) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824982)

OS/2, DR-DOS.

Re:Microsoft and Open Source in General (1)

RazzleFrog (537054) | more than 2 years ago | (#36825100)

Both of those died of natural causes and were dying long before Microsoft became as overpowering as it did. You forget that IBM was equally evil and controlling back then. This was a battle of two giants - not David and Goliath.

Re:Microsoft and Open Source in General (1)

Jorl17 (1716772) | more than 2 years ago | (#36825114)

Netscape got screwed. If it weren't for open-source they'd be feeding wolves. OS/2 got OWNED, DR-DOS got OWNED.

That bitchy company named Microsoft keeps screwing every fucking STANDARD out there and about 80% of the damn WORLD helps them doing it! Then they complain that somethings don't work and aren't standard.
br/>Die, microsoft, die.

Re:Microsoft and Open Source in General (2)

RazzleFrog (537054) | more than 2 years ago | (#36825202)

Netscape was awful. Even the worst version of IE was better than Netscape. Even without integrating IE in the OS it would have died.

Re:Microsoft and Open Source in General (2)

ThorGod (456163) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824596)

I want to agree with you, but Mac OS X is still unix-based and plays better with my FreeBSD server than windows would, so I can't...

Re:Microsoft and Open Source in General (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36824778)

That's nonsense useless trolling from an Steve-jobs-cocksucking iFanboy. Go fuck yourself little fag and learn that Windows can run perfectly OK in UNIX environments. Learn about Windows Services for Unix and LEARN that Windows NT (that's pre-1999 for you iCunt) is 100% POSIX compliant, while FreeBSD is NOT, and Fag OS X only got compliance in 10.5

So fuck you and all your starbucks-dweller, hipster iCunt friends.

I wold like to post this with my user account but I already used mod points (to mod you down, fag) so I can't.

Re:Microsoft and Open Source in General (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824642)

Sorry, but looking at MS for an ally... it kinda reminds me of the alliance between Voyager and the Borg to fight the bigger evil.

Re:Microsoft and Open Source in General (3, Interesting)

Sloppy (14984) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824786)

it would make sense to me for Microsoft and Open Source in general to find a way of co-existing.

Microsoft has decided they have found that way: patent royalties. A Linux programmer paid by someone else writes the code, and Microsoft receives revenue from someone else's work (while simultaneously creating a deterrent for others in the same industry).

All the software industry needs, is roll over and accept that programmers (and their customers) can never be free.

Problem solved.

Re:Microsoft and Open Source in General (1)

scorp1us (235526) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824814)

Um. Yeah. Apple takes KHTML, turns it into something called WebKit, makes it work well as Safari, then re-releases it as Open Source WebKit. That's heavy handed alright.

Re:Microsoft and Open Source in General (1)

Jonner (189691) | more than 2 years ago | (#36825182)

With the way the Apple juggernaut has been steamrolling it would make sense to me for Microsoft and Open Source in general to find a way of co-existing. Say what you want about Microsoft, but Apple's heavy-handed, strict controls and policies makes Microsoft look like a pussy cat in comparison.

Apple is even more of a contradiction than Microsoft. They have and continue to make useful contributions to a variety of important Free Software projects (probably much more than MS has done), such as GCC, CUPS and Webkit. They use those projects as well as lots of proprietary code to restrict users horribly. In fact, there are many corporations, including Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and Google which use and contribute to Linux and many other Free Software projects while maintaining an ambivalence toward the principles behind Free Software. So, there is already coexistence, but it's not always a good thing.

Yeah, right (2)

javilon (99157) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824376)

Is this the same Microsoft that is suing companies for using Linux in their Android mobile phones?

Re:Yeah, right (2)

zget (2395308) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824414)

They're not suing for Linux, they're collecting for mobile phone relevant patents that have nothing to do with Linux.

Re:Yeah, right (4, Insightful)

RazzleFrog (537054) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824452)

And if you only support companies without patent lawsuits pending then I think you'll find yourself pretty limited on choices.

Re:Yeah, right (4, Insightful)

Enderandrew (866215) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824492)

They sued Tom Tom for merely using a Linux kernel that included FAT32 support. So basically, everything on the planet that ships with Linux could be sued for the same criteria. Someone needs to stand up to these lawsuits.

There is no Microsoft vs Linux (5, Insightful)

cobbaut (232092) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824450)

Only a small (though loud) minority of Linux users believes in a Microsoft vs Linux fight. Linux was created in 1991 to be a POSIX compliant kernel, not to be a competitor to MS. The GNU tools were created to have a free Unix. GNU + Linux is a fine example of open source in the Unix world, and is definitely not a reaction/fight/whatever towards Microsoft.

Re:There is no Microsoft vs Linux (5, Informative)

Sique (173459) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824560)

Quoting Linus Torvalds:

Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional side effect.

Re:There is no Microsoft vs Linux (5, Insightful)

oGMo (379) | more than 2 years ago | (#36825000)

Only a small (though loud) minority of Linux users believes in a Microsoft vs Linux fight. Linux was created in 1991 to be a POSIX compliant kernel, not to be a competitor to MS.

This isn't how it works, though. For those of us who actually remember MS in the 90s (and onto the 00s), it MS vs Linux simply because Linux had the potential to (and, obviously eventually has) become a huge competitor in the server and corporate market if never the desktop market. This is from Microsoft's perspective. Linux was not created as a competitor, but they eventually saw it that way, and have had any number of anti-Linux and anti-FOSS marketing campaigns over the past decade or so, in addition to incompatible changes to protocols, trying to not interoperate, hijack open standards, and simply give their stuff away to keep people from switching.

It's nice that they want to whitewash history and pretend Linux was the snobby competitor that has eventually come to play nicely with them, but it's quite the opposite. If anything, this is the indication we've moved from "then they fight you" to "then you win".

Re:There is no Microsoft vs Linux (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36825008)

Correction: There WAS no Microsoft vs Linux fight. Then Microsoft starts stupid shit like "cancer", unspecified patents, and so on. These were not some jabs from a vocal minority within the Microsoft but from high profile, high ranking, individuals within Microsoft. If you're going to go on about the history you should at least include significant events.

Ah... I see. It's the old Jedi mind trick works on every weak minded Slashdot fool: bundle a bit of truth to make a lie seem true.

Linux had noble beginnings. TRUE.
There is no Microsoft vs Linux. FALSE. If Microsoft's attacks weren't the initiation of "vs" then what the fuck were they?

Re:There is no Microsoft vs Linux (2)

NotBorg (829820) | more than 2 years ago | (#36825210)

That's only half the story. Now pick some memorable quotes from Microsoft leaders and tell us it's all is rosy.

Voltaire had it right (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36824534)

A clever saying proves nothing.

Reading too much into things ..... (4, Interesting)

King_TJ (85913) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824588)

The bottom line is, these are all big BUSINESSES, with an unwavering goal of maximizing profits for their shareholders. When you see all of this "back and forth" between competitors, where one month they're bashing each other and the next, their CEOs are on TV together acting friendly? Remember that NONE of it really means much.

I'm pretty sure that on a personal level, almost all of these tech company "higher ups" have mutual respect for each other. After all, people in similar income brackets tend to have a lot of common interests. (A Bill Gates type isn't likely to have a lot of fun going on the same discounted vacation cruises that your typical family signs up for in the summer, etc. Your idea of a "nice hotel" and his probably aren't the same, nor are your typical "good, yet affordable" restaurant choices, right?) And they share a common interest in furthering high-tech products or services for the masses in SOME manner, even if they differ on the details of exactly HOW they think the future should unfold with them.

By the same token, most of the employees of these firms are just software developers, systems administrators and Q.A. testers trying to earn a paycheck in their field of interest. Guys I knew who coded apps for Microsoft often used Linux or a Mac at home, even if they really liked what Microsoft was doing. (Hey, if nothing else, it's refreshing to come home to something different than what you've got to use at work all day long!)

I'm pretty sure a lot of this animosity we hear of between competitors is cooked up by P.R. and marketing/advertising types. If you've got a product you can get people to rally behind, it's very profitable to pretend you're at "war" with the competition -- even if the C.E.O. of the main competitor is one of your company's C.E.O.'s drinking buddies and they negotiate co-operative deals in the background on a regular basis.

Dripping with class envy, are we? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36824976)

Damn that Bill Gates and his fancy food! He's NOTHING like us!

MS is priming us for their use of the linux kernel (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36824670)

In a not so distant windows release. We will eventually have standard apis across hardware & platforms, and the oses will compete purely on features and performance while all running the programs. They'll no longer have differing APIs if they want to survive. MS sees this and has plans to ride it as far as they can, across their whole spectrum of products - windows phone, xbox, windows for pc - while Apple, Sony, Android restrict themselves to the developers in their respective markets who don't want to write one app for multiple platforms.

Re:MS is priming us for their use of the linux ker (1)

Eponymous Coward (6097) | more than 2 years ago | (#36825064)

I don't think they can use a Unix-like kernel. Wasn't that one of the conditions that they accepted when they sold off Xenix?

is it really from Microsoft? (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36824770)

Where the hell it says that Microsoft send it!!?? It just says "User-submitted video"

"...from Microsoft"? (2, Insightful)

ischorr (657205) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824800)

I'm not sure I understand. Based on the summary, this video was supposed to have been created by Microsoft? It was posted by The Linux Foundation and doesn't seem like a video that would be produced by Microsoft (not so much the style or content, but the perspective; it doesn't seem like it's Microsoft telling the story at all).

Instead, it plays like some sort of lead-up to an announcement OSDL/TLF are planning to make...?

Re:"...from Microsoft"? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36825128)

I do not see any reference to the author, why people is telling it is from Microsoft?

Screw Microsoft... (1)

geminidomino (614729) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824802)

You want to be conciliatory? Skip the flash animation wankery and give us real ExtN filesystem support instead of making us rely on flaky third-party implementations or having to drop what we're doing and reboot to access a damn USB drive...

linux-based o.s. from microsoft? (2)

intrico (100334) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824848)

This video looks to me like they are making a friendly hint of things to come. I know it would sound like blasphemy to many, but I could imagine they might want to make a such a monumental change to compete in mobile, where they are currently all but non-existent.

Re:linux-based o.s. from microsoft? (1)

MonsterTrimble (1205334) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824986)

Why not? There's absolutely nothing saying they couldn't build their own distro on top of Linux or (most likely) BSD. In fact, I would advocate for that - less resources put into the backend work would allow more resources put into the user experience. It's the blueprint Apple used on OSX and it worked.

Not Microsoft (1)

starkat2k (2353628) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824866)

The video says it's user-submitted. Even if it were created by Microsoft, they're not known to collaborate with anyone on anything. They make it a standard practice to buy out companies with good ideas, or like others have said, sue the pants off the competition that they can't buy out. Any possibility of a "Microsoft AND Linux" is just a fantasy.

Get rid of that dirty penguin! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36824870)

Penguins are dirty animals

How about a simple idea how this came into being? (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824914)

a) Geek working at MS creates a cute birthday animation. For kicks, 'cause it's cool.
b) PR dept. gets hold of it somehow
c) Pr dept. thinks it would be a cute idea to show some reconciliation attempt.
d) Geek gets a pat on the back and video is now "officially MS property".

Re:How about a simple idea how this came into bein (1)

Cr0t (963724) | more than 2 years ago | (#36825072)

I do not work for Microsoft, but this sounds like my daily life.

Re:How about a simple idea how this came into bein (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36825122)

Sounds about right..

Was i the only one... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36824926)

expecting that cake to explode?

just wait (1)

GC (19160) | more than 2 years ago | (#36824974)

This is fine, until Linux put the Cake in it's sauce code, then Microsoft sued for patent infringement.

Why does anyone think this video is from Microsoft (1)

Mr 44 (180750) | more than 2 years ago | (#36825056)

Why does anyone think this video is from Microsoft?

The video itself isn't credited, and it was posted to youtube by TheLinuxFoundation with the caption: "User-submitted video from The Linux Foundation Video Site".

Re:Why does anyone think this video is from Micros (4, Informative)

Mr 44 (180750) | more than 2 years ago | (#36825092)

Actually, I just noticed it was posted to the Linux Video site by MicrosoftGermany [linux.com] . Wonder how much the mothership knew about this one?

Mono (1)

mj1856 (589031) | more than 2 years ago | (#36825078)

If MS really wants to cooperate with Linux, it should start by fully sponsoring the Mono project, just like Novell used to. Xamarin need this kind of support and it would be a huge plus for MS developers to start embracing Linux instead of rejecting it out of hand.

I'll have a cake, but (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36825104)

...only if it's the Microsoft funeral cake.

Seriously? All friends now? Piss off.

truce? (1)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 2 years ago | (#36825110)

What does it mean, 'truce' between MS and Linux kernel (or is it GNU + Linux distros)?

SCO, anybody? Is the memory supposed to be this short? Was GNU/Linux out to destroy MS the way MS is out to destroy any business possibility for GNU/Linux?

Once again: SCO.

If you turn your back to them, the way that penguin did in that animation, there will be a large ice pick that very moment, right in the middle of your spine.

Comment to view ratio (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36825168)

In terms of internet numbers, I find it striking this article already has 90 comments while the video itself only has 337 views. In the entire world. I wonder what the rtfa ratio is...

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