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Should We Trust Microsoft With Linux?


There is a vocal minority of desktop Linux user community that frowns at Microsoft’s involvement with the Linux kernel. These skeptics ignore the fact that these ‘Microsoft’ developers are “Linux developers” first and employee for some company second. It’s horrible when people question the intention and integrity of these committed developers. So, I asked Greg Kroah-Hartman – the maintainer of the stable branch of Linux – about his thoughts and he said exactly the same things. Microsoft is as committed to the success of Linux as are Red Hat, SUSE or Canonical. They all have a vested interest in the success of Linux.

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Swapnil Bhartiya
I have more than 12 years of experience covering Enterprise Open Source, Cloud, Containers, IoT, Machine Learning and general tech. My stories cover a very broad spectrum - traditional Linux, data center and Free Software to contemporary emerging technologies like 'serverless'. Widely Read: My stories have appeared in a multitude of leading publications including CIO, InfoWorld, Network World, The New Stack, Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN Magazine, HPE Insights, Raspberry Pi Geek Magazine, SweetCode, Linux For You, Electronics For You and more.