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Microsoft apologizes for sexist phrase in Linux kernel

netbuzz (955038) writes | more than 2 years ago

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netbuzz writes "Microsoft has apologized and promised to rectify the fact that one of its developers slipped a sexist phrase into Linux kernel code supporting Microsoft’s HyperV virtualization environment. In that code, the magic constant passed through to the hypervisor reads "0xB16B00B5," or a slightly camouflaged "BIG BOOBS." After Linux developer/blogger Matthew Garrett criticized Microsoft for the stunt, the predictable debate over sexism in the technology world ensued. Microsoft issued a statement to Network World apologizing and added, “We have submitted a patch to fix this issue and the change will be published in a future release of the kernel.”"
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