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IT-Director: Is Microsoft Taking out Linux Insurance

Jun 05, 1999, 11:13 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Snark)

"According to Art Tyde, EVP of Linuxcare, a Linux support company in San Francisco , "The word on the street is that Microsoft has got 34 programmers working on porting Office to Linux," This can mean only one of two things; either Microsoft has concluded that Linux is going to establish a desktop market or it is buying insurance against the eventuality. Microsoft itself has so far refused to confirm or deny this rumour."

"Our doubts at the moment about desktop Linux revolve around how Linux can maintain its profile in the long term without significant marketing money being poured in to support it."

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