Linus Torvalds doesnt support Microsoft products , but of late, he seems to have been impressed with a Microsoft product SONGSMITH .
Microsoft Songsmith is music composition software for Microsoft Windows, launched in early 2009 . Songsmith immediately generates a musical accompaniment after a voice is recorded. The user can adjust tempo, genre (such as pop, R&B, hip-hop, rock, jazz, or reggae), and overall mood (e.g. to make it joyful, sad, jazzy, etc.).The software, formerly called MySong, was developed by Microsoft researchers Dan Morris and Sumit Basu.
Linus considers it a “true work of genius” and “when used right the end result is undeniably art.”
Read the full article in Linus blog here.
Microsoft Songsmith official site here .
Meanwhile Microsofts advertisements , accusing Open Source softwares for helping terrorists , make me ROFL . 😀
here is the snapshot of the ad i spotted in a site :