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Microsoft offers support for Vista–Firefox integration

     
6:57 pm on Aug 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Source: ComputerWeekly.com [computerweekly.com]

A senior Microsoft executive has written to the Mozilla organisation offering support to get its open source Firefox browser and Thunderbird e-mail client to run on the forthcoming Windows Vista operating system. (...) He offered "spaces set aside" at Microsoft’s Windows Vista Readiness ISV Lab (...) "I'm committed to evolving our thinking beyond commercial companies to include open source projects, so I went to the non-trivial effort of getting slots for non-commercial open source projects."
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and it will do them only good!
10:23 pm on Aug 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It will not “do good” only to MS
But to everyone planning to run FF on MS

I would like witnessing MS toying with the Open Source.
Many EU and other Gov use extensively the open src palette.
MS is only trying to jump on the bandwagon; however, I do not see “evil” in that move.

(Unless I do not get your point)

12:32 am on Aug 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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no, i really mean it, it will create some sympathy in places MS does normally not reach.

Firefox is getting more and more unstable lately - okok, you should install EVERY extension there is :) - and some "help" from MS helps the browser and lets MS get some good vibriations!

P!

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Microsoft has recently launched a new Web site called Port 25 [ [port25.technet.com...] ] that is been built to give a view of its internal open-source software laboratory.
I guess they wish to work better with the open-source community now, As they are now feeling the power of open-source revolution, and wish to have an easy settlement.