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|Windows 8 & Linux?|
|Posted by Nick G.|
|Tuesday, 21 February 2012 01:23|
It seems Microsoft has been receiving some pressure from software critics, some are saying that Windows 8 bears a strange resemblance to the open-source operating system Linux. Now we won't go into the history of all the business deals made by Microsoft, but there is some amount of suspicion, maybe not without reason, from some speculators.
"Here in the world of technology, there's no denying that developers of even the most creative new products and ideas "stand on the shoulders of giants," just as innovators in most other realms do too.
New ideas inspire more new ideas over time, after all, so it's not surprising to see myriad commonalities and linkages among them.
Lately, however, that notion is being examined a little more closely than usual in light of recent revelations about Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) forthcoming Windows 8 and -- in particular -- how much it has in common with Linux.
'Does Windows Do It Better?'
"Eight features Windows 8 borrowed from Linux" is the name of the ITworld article that kicked off the conversation in the Linux blogosphere earlier this month, and the ruckus hasn't died down since.
File copy dialogue and ISO mounting are among the features the article names while asking provocatively, "Linux got there first, but does Windows do it better?"
Individual comments could barely be heard over the sound of the thundering stampede of the Linux masses, rushing to share their thoughts. More than 600 comments appeared on Slashdot in short order, so Linux Girl knew it was time to learn more."
Source: Tech News World