Oh, and on the topic of Microsoft & FreeBSD, this article might also
prove interesting:

Too bad MS isn't doing this sort of thing with OS/400.  (Or perhaps thats

On Sat, 15 Dec 2001, Scott Klement wrote:
> Here is a another, similar story:
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/28/23348.html
> Interesing how often FreeBSD suddenly is coming up in the Midange-L
> mailing list, isn't it?
> The story that you're referring to states that "Microsoft offers disparaging
> remarks about open-source solutions".  That's not really true.  Microsoft
> has never made disparaging remarks about FreeBSD.  Microsoft's remarks
> have all been against the GPL licensed products such as Linux.
> Here's an article that touches on that.
> http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,2775033,00.html
> IMHO, Microsoft has tried elimining both OS/400 and FreeBSD from their
> company, but Windows just isn't able to replace them.  It's just not
> robust enough.
> On Fri, 14 Dec 2001, Jim Franz wrote:
> >
> > we've talked (at great length about MS using AS400s in part of it's 
> > It seems we're not the only one
> > Apparently parts of Hotmail run on "open source" BSD.
> > http://www.osopinion.com/perl/story/15295.html
> >
> > no debate needed, just a fyi
> > jim
> >
> >
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