Such a move would provide Microsoft with some excellent ammunition to win business from companies looking to deploy Linux, and those looking to replace Unix-based Risc systems with Unix based-x86 ones. If Microsoft wants to sell more server software, adding this capability to Windows would be a fine way of doing it.
July 22, 2004
Windows takes on multiple roles (and run Linux apps?)
Many people note that 2008 is so far away that without an excellent crystal ball, nobody could predict what the update will contain. But one thing I reckon for certain about Longhorn is that it will be able to run Linux software.