The Model For Windows 8 Is Linux
I have made an important conceptual mistake in my recent coverage of Microsoft (MSFT) and its Windows 8 launch.
Like many of you, I've been looking at it in comparison with Apple (AAPL). Apple supports multiple operating systems. It supports Mac OSX Lion on the desktop. It supports iOS on its tablets and phones.
Microsoft is going at things a different way. Windows 8 is designed to work in conjunction with its Azure cloud, on a desktop and (through the Metro interface) on media tablets and phones as well.
One operating system to rule them all, I wrote. How silly! How trite! How impossible.
But it's not impossible at all.
It's Linux, whose biggest distributor is Red Hat (RHT).