Microsoft Turns to Optive to Expand Windows Usage in Life Science Research | GenomeWeb

When it comes to the Windows operating system, there are two schools of thought in the life science informatics community: Computational scientists, who tend to prefer Unix or Linux, view it with indifference or even disdain; while bench scientists, content with Excel and Outlook, embrace the familiar point-and-click interface with open arms. But Microsoft is hoping to bridge the gap between these two points of view, and in doing so, gain market share in the life science computing sector.

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