Among a bevy of Microsoft stories this week, the company is contributing code for inclusion in Linux, thanks to a Novell fellow.
It was a big week for Microsoft news, with the software giant reporting disappointing quarterly earnings, announcing the completion of code for Windows 7, and revealing plans to shutter its Soapbox YouTube rival.
But none was as unexpected as Monday's mini-bombshell: Microsoft announced that it's contributing thousands of lines of code for inclusion in Linux. Now don't go thinking the move is helping Linux compete better with Microsoft. The three drivers it's releasing are really geared at making Windows a better host of Linux.