January 31, 2006

Can Bill even give his software away? A hundred dollars says he can't

We cannot say when the chief architect at Microsoft last fretted over a hundred dollars — if indeed he ever has. But reports say that Bill Gates offered to make a version of Windows CE open source in his attempt to get it into the $100 MIT laptop, and that he's very disappointed that it didn't go in. Likewise, Steve Jobs boosted OS X — and failed. Red Hat got the gig. Red Hat is very happy.

Link: ZDNet UK

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