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Seattle PI: Microsoft action underscores war of operating systems

May 27, 1999, 17:21 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Richman)

"In the past, Microsoft has publicly scoffed at the notion that Linux, the upstart operating system that has attracted huge media coverage and technological acclaim, poses any threat to its Windows-based hegemony.

"Not anymore.

"The Redmond software giant has formed a task force of marketers and engineers to counter what it now regards as a potent threat, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Microsoft refused to comment on the report."

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