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LinuxDevices.com: On24: Impact of a Microsoft breakup on Embedded Linux?

Apr 30, 2000, 01:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bob Nixon)

[ Thanks to LinuxDevices.com for this link. ]

"Bob Nixon, of On24's TalkOnStocks, interviewed LinuxDevices.com founder Rick Lehrbaum immediately following the announcement by the Justice Department of their decision to ask for a breakup of Microsoft"

"BN: Would breaking up Microsoft have any effect on [Windows] being the OS of choice [on the desktop]?

RL: Absolutely! But what I also want to point out is that there's already a large space in which Microsoft is NOT the strongest player. Now, Microsoft is going to have a lot of competition. There's a lot of things you can do with Linux that you can't do with Windows. [With] applications that are now unhooked from Windows, that are free to support the Linux market, I think we're going to see the beginning of a really thriving Linux market on the desktop as well [as in the server and embedded markets]. [The desktop arena is] a market that so far has eluded Linux ... this is going to bring about some real choice in the operating system market for the desktop."

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[ Partial transcript of the interview, with link to the 0n24 audio - LT ed. ]

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