Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Microsoft Open Source, weird Wired stories

WiX Toolset

The most powerful set of tools available to create your Windows installation experience.
Free and Open Source from Microsoft since 2004!"

After listening .NET Rock podcast about WiX,
and just wanted to check the show links...
And then found many unexpected stories!

Turn out that the next show is with Phil Hack
a lead of Microsoft ASP.NET MVC, that has just joined GitHub.
By the way, ASP.NET MVC is an open source project.

And then, there is a link to Wired story about GitHub,
and about Linus Torvals, creator of Linux and Git.

Next in line, Wired story about Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer trowing chair
after hearing that one of lead Windows NT engineers left to work for Google...
Then, the same person helped created VMware Cloud system for 21. century.

And finally, story about Bill Gates as a proponent of Open Source!

No shortage of good weird stories from Wired Magazine :)

By the way, Microsoft is using WiX for making its own installers,
such as for Office, Visual Studio, etc...