I'm sorry everyone, but this seems to be like a script from the X Files - "conspiracy" - "big brother" - "evil MS". No, its just MS realizing that Linux/Apache is viable competition. All the developers for both projects should feel complemented, and it does say something good about the OSS movement that it is achieving this level of competition. However, on the other side of the coin, MS already gives away IIS, so a free web server on Win2k will be nothing new. And just for the record, for everyone who's knee-jerk reaction is to regurgitate the Linux camp's own FUD campaign (NT is unstable, NT is unstable) - I'm afraid you are going to be very disappointed when Win2k does come out. It is extremely stable.