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The Register: Opinion: How Linux could screw MS in Q4 2000

Jul 27, 1999, 15:11 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Lettice)

"After a few months hiatus Microsoft and Intel seem to have got their act back together, and have produced the first draft of the roadmap for the class of PC that's intended to go on sale late in the year 2000. They've done joint roadmaps before, and it has worked to the extent that Intel has remained the dominant chip supplier and Microsoft the dominant OS supplier - but what if, this time around, it fails?"

"Actually, the latest blueprint has a high probability of failure on the software side, and this is a clear opportunity - if Microsoft's rivals are smart enough to take advantage of it."

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