Tag Archives: Linux

Microsoft, Linux, and Patents

One of my readers asked if I’d speculate on why Microsoft won’t disclose the 237 of its patents it thinks Linux violates.  Given news this week of Amdocs agreeing to license Microsoft’s Linux related patents (via a patent cross-licensing deal) I … Continue reading

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Don’t they claim Linux is secure?

I’ve spent so many years hearing Linux fans claim it is totally secure that I just had to post this one. Duqu, the most sophisticated and mysterious Trojan since Stuxnet (and perhaps related to it) compromised Linux servers to create its … Continue reading

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“For all of us who have lives, there’s Windows” – David Gewirtz

I couldn’t resist pointing out this article about dropping Linux in favor of Windows.  In the mid-2000s I made a concerted effort to learn and use Linux.  I even went as far as running it on my laptop, and taking that laptop … Continue reading

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Porting Microsoft SQL Server to Linux

I’ve been asked many times over the years about a port of Microsoft SQL Server to *nix (as we used to call it, since Unix was the primary offering in the Enterprise while Linux was just gaining traction).  Most recently … Continue reading

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