I bet even Bill has to see the humor in this: The "Halo" movie that is based on Microsoft's Xbox game of the same name will be produced using Linux servers.
It's not that anyone would expect to use Windows for this sort of thing. Of course not, this is big box (or big cluster) territory, and not Microsoft's thing at all. But it wouldn't be half so amusing if some big AIX machine or indeed anything but Linux were involved. Linux is the enemy, the second worst boogey man in Bill's closet (the Google monster being the first in recent nightmares, of course).
No doubt this little factoid will get wide circulation and I also bet there has been at least one passionate phone call asking if there is any other way.. ANY other way..
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