Re: Just another good example...
I totally agree with you.
I've grown up with Spectrum vs Commodore, then ST vs Amiga, then PC vs Mac, Linux vs Windows and to be honest it's all a bit pathetic.
I use windows on the desktop, because I like it. I also have a Linux desktop, but don't dabble with it much, because I prefer the software I have on Windows.
I have a Linux websever, as it's easier to maintain and perfect for the job I want it to do.
At work I use Windows Servers, Linux servers, propriety black boxes, heck we even have Linux black boxes with windows VM's running on them.
All have been chosen because they do what they are supposed to, regardless of OS.
Microsoft are embracing alternative OS's on Azure because it a sound, common sense business choice, not because they are saying "hey our software is crap", it's because if they don't people will go elsewhere.
If a benefit of this is improvement for everyone, then why reject it?