I have never been a fan of Microsoft involvement with Linux especially of their past history on their stance towards Linux in general and I am staring to feel that we are currently in the “Extend” phase of the MS mission.
This is just a feeling and I have no facts but this article sort of sheds some light on things
Upfront, MS seem to really care about Linux, but who says that in the background they aren’t working towards its eventual destruction?
I know they can never kill Linux completely but I do believe they have the ability to stop it from growing any further.
The Wikipedia article on the three E’s. In my mind I also believe that Google employee this mindset and practice.