Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Submission + - Microsoft may be targeting the Ubuntu desktop (

mjasay writes: "Microsoft is advertising for a new director of open source strategy, but this one has a specific purpose: fight the Linux desktop. "The Windows Competitive Strategy team is looking for a strong team member to lead Microsoft's global desktop competitive strategy as it relates to open source competitors." For a variety of reasons, this move is almost certainly targeted at Ubuntu Linux's desktop success. With the Mac, not Linux, apparently eating into Microsoft's Windows market share, what is it about desktop Linux, and specifically Ubuntu, that has Microsoft spooked?"

Slashdot Top Deals

Do not simplify the design of a program if a way can be found to make it complex and wonderful.