MSFT offers to buy YHOO, the geeks cringe

Feb 1, 2008 12:45 · 58 words · 1 minute read

This morning, Microsoft offered $44 billion to buy Yahoo!. Years ago, Microsoft bought HotMail. At the time, HotMail’s servers were all running FreeBSD. Somewhere along the way, the transitioned all of HotMail’s servers over to Windows.

What would it do to Yahoo!’s tech culture to make a complete shift to Windows? I can’t imagine it would be good.