"Microsoft has a history of buying out its competition. We as industry observers undoubtedly know that the company has recently confirmed that Linux is a huge threat to its way of business. Accordingly, in the wake of Microsoft's inability to purchase Linux, the king of competition-buyout seems to have learned a new way of doing business. Can't buy out the company that competes with your application? Why not buy out its developers?"
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