This doesn’t surprise …

This doesn’t surprise me at all. It’s typical Microsoft behavior and illustrates exactly why there are Web standards and why Microsoft should be required to follow them before releasing free software (like Internet Explorer) on to the world. Actually, that should be a requirement for any free software. If you release it for free, it must conform to an industry standard, and not just a proprietary standard that your biased developers came up with on a whim (ahem, Microsoft, cough cough Userland).

Ximian announces Connector, which allows people using Evolution to connect to Microsoft Exchange servers. The only problem with this is that you have to pay for Connector and there’s nothing stopping Microsoft from releasing a patch (“oops, we didn’t mean to break your Connector software”) that will require existing Connector users to upgrade.

Very interesting. A company here in New York called Longbow is selling services around something called WebMorph, a “Microsoft-to-Linux Web Conversion Service.” They explain that WebMorph is “For those clients who are concerned with the never ending security flaws inherent to Microsoft web technologies.”

Posted by Cameron Barrett at March 25, 2002 09:28 PM

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