Redmond-based Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is reportedly considering providing its Windows platform as an open-source program, a move that will mean providing it for free. The transformation could also translate to substantial adjustments for the OS as part of CEO, Satya Nadella, push to take the firm to a new and thrilling direction.
This is not the first time that the conversation has come up; its implementation has always hinged on Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s ability to make money from the same. However, the software giant has proven in the recent past that it isn’t just all about making money, but focused on delivering a complete and diverse product. The move would signal a huge change from the company’s traditions having been somewhat anti-open-source.
Windows will not be the first to operate on open supply as Google continues to dominate the space with Android as a mobile operating platform. In the desktop mode, Linux is also open supply. The modification could be huge for developers while helping Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) obtain security issues effectively as possible. The modification would allow those looking to increase security levels on the platform to do so with ease but at the same time provide an opportunity for hackers to determine vulnerabilities that they can exploit.
Developers would also be able to modify the operating method by having access to all the codes that Microsoft uses to configure it. Developers would also be handed a unique opportunity to modify the system to meet their specific needs while implementing their own designs. However, it is unlikely that Windows will become open source anytime soon.
Microsoft could end up releasing a portion of the technique that would allow for the quick development of its features while being more responsive to developer’s feedback and ideas. The company has somehow changed a lot since Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer were at the helm as current CEO Nadella looks for ways to transform the company’s products while making them more exciting.