How Microsoft went from “Linux is a cancer.” to “Microsoft Loves Linux.”

In 2001 then Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer declared “Linux is a cancer.” Fast forward to 2014, and newly-minted Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “Microsoft loves Linux.” How did that happen!? Let’s take a deep look. Microsoft started by treating Linux like it was cancer in the 2000s. The company sponsored SCO’s copyright attack on Linux, claimed that Linux violated unnamed Microsoft patents, and forced Linux-based Android vendors to pay for dubious patent claims.

Link: How Microsoft went from “Linux is a cancer.” to “Microsoft Loves Linux.”
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