Summary: With Vista 8, Microsoft finds itself unable to outsell Linux-based operating systems
Several years ago we showed — using hard evidence — how Microsoft created groups named “task forces” [1, 2, 3] (or whatever other euphemisms) to gun down the competition, notably GNU/Linux, wherever it appeared. Mr. Pogson alludes to this when he says:”It is well-documented that M$ spies on friends and foe in IT. Now the OEMs are taking counter-measures.”
The report he cites is from Taiwan and it says that:
Rumors have also spread that Microsoft is developing another operating system, which will serve as the next-generation Windows and will be released in October.