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News.com: Linux hits Microsoft where it hurts

Jan 28, 1999, 19:19 (6 Talkback[s])

Thanks to Gareth Barnard for this link.

"Linux is acquiring the trappings that make it more appealing to corporate customers--for example, interest from major computer vendors and features such as 24-hour support hotlines."

"When rolling out Windows 2000, Brad Chase, vice president of Windows marketing, said that the company would offer a wider variety of licensing plans, a statement which has been interpreted by server executives to mean lower prices."

""Microsoft sees Linux as a competitor, and we see that as good for the market," the spokesman said. But Linux competes more with other Unix systems, the spokesman said. "It's unlikely someone would move from NT to Linux. It's more likely they'd move from a Unix-based system to a Linux-based system."

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