Microsoft Taking an Open Source Approach to Longhorn

Discussion in 'Computer Forum' started by FinalPhase, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. FinalPhase

    FinalPhase New Member

    Microsoft Taking an Open Source Approach to Longhorn

    In an effort to improve its coming Longhorn operating system, Microsoft will allow professional developers a version of the OS so they can collaborate in its development. Microsoft has created tools to track the contributions developers make.

    Like with the open source community, Microsoft is allowing developers to help assist with Longhorn rather than release the product and than rely on patches to fix it. Developers, in turn, will be aware of the progress made from their suggestions.

    However, this follows Microsoft's business model by restricting it to professional developers Microsoft utilizes. Some are happy that Longhorn is taking a while to release because this gives the company time to make sure it has few problems.

    I will be posting tech related stuff...if thats ok?
  2. slash

    slash New Member

    It micorsoft, there is always a catch...:ban:
  3. scot_hacker

    scot_hacker New Member


    Tech-Related Stuff... But Microsoft?
    Yay @ SuSE Linux 9 and MacOS 10
    Yay @ The Linux Platform
    Yay @ RedHat
    Yay @ Java and Python
    Yay @ Life Beyond Whistlers and Longhorned Bugs

    Who cares...
  4. coolgirl_babe

    coolgirl_babe ~STOP TRYING TO BE ME~

    Nice one FinalPhase. Keep posting tech related stuff. I liked it.
  5. ajax_ds

    ajax_ds STRIDER

    i agree with you... i mean not being open source has been the corner stone of their existence :mad:
  6. rechts_234

    rechts_234 New Member

    off topic .. but this guys avatar turns me on

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