“MS-Linux? Lindows? Could Microsoft release a desktop Linux?” ZDNet’s Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols doesn’t believe the idea is that far-fetched, as Redmond has recently embraced the open-source software by letting Linux companies use its patents for free, releasing its own distro, and relying on the OS to power its cloud-computing service Azure. The editor believes that Windows 10 is so buggy and costly that Microsoft “making the Linux kernel the heart of its desktop operating system” would make a lot of sense. Why do this? Because Microsoft still invests billions in developing Windows, while it brings less and less revenue to company. Remember when Microsoft claimed Windows 10 would have a billion users in a few years? Not happening. Microsoft could save some serious coin by making the Linux kernel the heart of its desktop operating system. What about all those Windows programs? Sure, if everyone had to port their applications to Linux that would stop most ISVs in their tracks. But who says they need to port them?