The Slashdot world is aghast this week over rumors that Microsoft is discontinuing support for Linux and other non-Windows OSs in its upcoming release of Microsoft Virtual PC 2004, an update to the Connectix application the company purchased earlier this year. However, the rumor is based more on conjecture than reality. Linux and other OSs still work fine in Virtual PC 2004--they just don't have Microsoft support, which really isn't all that surprising. Most of the PCs on which Linux is installed don't support that OS, either.