Amazon pays Microsoft to use Linux

Amazon.com joins a long list of companies that hand over some money to Microsoft each month while using Linux as part of a patent cross-licensing arrangement. Somehow, this deal with Amazon does comprise of open-source and Linux-based technologies, and this is where the Kindle e-reader falls under as it has Linux running underneath. Guess in a way, Microsoft too wages a proxy war against Apple in this aspect and will probably hope that the iPad won’t adversely affect sales of the Amazon Kindle.

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