OSDL CEO expects Microsoft to port apps to Linux

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2004-02-09 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Open Source Development Labs thinks that Microsoft will eventually ports some applications to Linux.

In a phone interview Friday with Robin Roblimo Miller, Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) CEO Stu Cohen said, "As Linux continues to grow, Microsoft will port some of their applications to run on Linux." There has been speculation about this for years, and this is still speculation, but Cohen is head of an organization that says it is "increasingly being recognized as the center-of-gravity for the Linux industry," and is rapidly proving himself at least as effective a Linux marketer as the freckle-faced boy in IBMs Linux ads, so his speculations carry more weight than most.

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