Tuesday, 17 November 2009
It may be surprising to some that Microsoft, the company hated by almost every geek is gradually turning a new leaf. At least to open source software users Microsoft should be regarded as less of an enemy even if it is yet to become a friend. The latest move by Microsoft is the open-sourcing of the .NET micro framework. The micro framework is different from the compact framework which is a little bulkier. The micro framework targets bare metal devices that doesn't necessarily have an operating system and has a memory footprint of just 300kb.
Many techies still think it's cool to keep attacking Micorosoft, yes I think the attacks have helped in changing Microsoft's direction but I believe it's time now to cooperate with MS in making it a better member of the open source community.