What will happen with Windows and vindovozami "?

What will happen with Windows and vindovozami "? ***
Announced the merger of Microsoft and the developers Linux. The emblem of the new corporation selected penguin which falls in the window ...
- Is it true that in the Linux distribution is a phrase: "When you manufacture this product or one penguin was hurt?
- True. But when the installation has suffered a lot of woodpeckers ...
([i] Computer tales 1,111,113.)

Microsoft has long been occupied and monopolized the market for operating systems for personal computers (according to various estimates, the current operating system Windows - in any version - installed on 97% of the world's PCs. Predictions are that by the end of 2008 the number of PCs running Windows could reach 1 billion).
Recently, two trends are concerned and excite the minds of Russian Internet users Windows.

  1. Witch hunt or fight against pirated software
The so-called "Case Ponosov" frightened many (level of piracy in Russia - unlicensed software - about 80%).
Russia - an unpredictable country! If the world claim to pirates placing holders, in Russia it became the prerogative of the law enforcement agencies. For example, the causal link in the chain "Things Ponosov" can be traced easily: the President of Russia refused to Russia's accession to the WTO to eliminate - or at least reduce! - Piracy in the country - "the President said," Face! "Law enforcement -" people like the headmaster Ponosov, simply fall under the hot hand - the so-called "scapegoat" ...

Increasingly there are calls to switch to free software (ACT), for example, instead of Windows is invited to Linux.
The path of transition to an alternative operating system extremely bumpy and extremely thorny. Since the vast majority of software applications developed and being developed under Windows (Windows-oriented software), then the developers will have to drastically restructure. Although it is quite lengthy and expensive process, but if there is demand - will offer.

The biggest - and most significant! - The complexity here is different: the user PCs. A user accustomed to the operating system Windows, - even blasphemes and obhaivayuschy her at every turn! - Does not want to be retrained and will not be! If he had wanted, it had long gone over to Linux or Unix. They say that a habit - second nature! ..

Rosssiyskie school (in Russia about 56 thousand schools, two thirds of them - the rural, the number of PCs in Russian schools - about 670 thousand) are beginning to be fitted with distributions of STRs.
In November 2007 a consortium of leading Russian developers, headed by the group "Armada", declared the winner of the first open competition of the Ministry of Education for delivery of a package based on Linux open source software for educational institutions of Russia. January 20, 2008 the first official distribution of free operating systems targeted for use in secondary schools, were made available to 1,111,116. site of [/url] .

At the moment the server ARMADA lined with three different distributions: Linux Light "," Linux Junior "and" Linux Master ".

Development of a package of free domestic software - one of the central problems to be solved for the security of Russia. This has repeatedly elected President Dmitry Medvedev (Incidentally, Russia now has an interesting situation - as in the movie: - Do you have that - the two presidents "- It turns out that two: one - acting, the other - the chosen ...). According to his instructions, until 2010 in Russia should be developed its own operating system open source and complete applications for the effective operation of government and public offices.

  2. Rats from a sinking ship, or new personnel policy Microsoft?
Recently, many media blossomed with headlines: "Gates leaves Microsoft for all: the last prophecy," "Do not leave us, Billy!", "For whom are you leaving us?", "We're losing him!", "What will happen to us?" . All the hype caused by the new staff policy, Microsoft, related to key employees of the Corporation:
  In November 2007, the company announced the dismissal CIO Stuart Scott (Stuart Scott), the dismissal was a violation of corporate policy. Under the leadership of Scott Microsoft IT department for two years engaged in information security, infrastructure support, communications and business applications (Microsoft's IT department consists of 4000 persons). Since February 2008 as Director of Information Technology is Tony Scott, who previously held the same position in the company of Walt Disney Corp.
  In February, Steve Berkowitz left (Steve Berkowitz) - Head of Business Unit Microsoft Online Services Group.
  In February, Peter went Knuk (Pieter Knook) - one of the leaders of the unit responsible for developing software for mobile platforms (cell phones).
  Geoff Bruce (Bruce Jaffe), Vice President Microsoft, responsible for the acquisition of third-party companies and joint ventures, has left Microsoft on Feb. 29, 2008
  In March, Joanne Bradford left (Joanne Bradford) - Head of Internet business units.
  Exits Robert Short (Robert Short), corporate vice president responsible for developing and testing core OS Windows (Windows Core Technology group). Robert Short joined Microsoft in 1988 and became one of the main developers of the first version of Windows NT.
  Leaves the Corporation, and Charles Fitzgerald (Charles Fitzgerald), director general of platform development.
  In July 2008, leaving the founder and chairman of Microsoft, Bill Gates (Bill Gates). The date of his "disengagement", he sounded at held in Las Vegas show Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2008 : "I do not know what will be my last day in office as head of the company. You know, this is a bit strange ... How would you spend your last day? But I have friends who will help prepare for this. "
  In September 2008, leaving Rayks Jeff (Jeff Rykes), head of Microsoft Business Division. This division is developing products such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Dynamics, etc. Jeff Rayks joined Microsoft in 1981 and is one of its longevity, having worked there 26 years. After the departure Rayksa in September 2008 would take his place, former CEO Stephen Elop Macromedia (Steven Elop).

In short, from the battle leaving only old men ", and after a great staff" peretrahivaniya on Microsoft from the old guard remain: Steve Ballmer (Steve Ballmer), who also intends to leave the corporation in 2009, Ray Ozzie (Ray Ozzie), General technical director, the future leader of Microsoft, and Kevin Turner (Kevin Turner), which Operating Officer Microsoft.

Thus, by 2009 Microsoft will be fully managed by people who came from outside in different periods of the corporation.
Where they will lead the ship under the name «Microsoft», does not expect a lot of his "Titanic" - now can not predict anyone, even the current (yet!) Pilot Bill Gates ...