Thinking of free updates for the new version of Windows - for users of legal and registered copies, of course - was practically impossible until recently. Harder to believe still is that a company like Microsoft, which lives mainly on its software, is considering launching an open source version of Windows.
Thanks to Satya Nadella's leadership in this company over the last few months, they are allowing her to the company renew and adapt to the time in which we find ourselves. Mark Russinovich, one of its main engineers and who has participated in the software development process, comments on the possibility of an open source Windows: “It is certainly possible. It is a new Microsoft ”.
During a ChefConf conference, of the hundreds of users who attended, only one stated that he used the Windows operating system on a daily basis. The rest of the people present used another alternative like Linux. For many years, Microsoft has been labeled the enemy of open source and now they are working hard to end that reputation and image. Russinovich explained that one of the great impediments they have, when moving to Open Source, is that they want the system to be easy to establish by programmers.
Currently, Microsoft has made some open source applications, since it offers great advantages. Windows will likely take a long time, but they say conversations are already underway on this topic.
It's time to prepare for the changes to come, even with Microsoft. Will we be ready?