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Wired: Ballmer Dispels Canada Myth [Comdex Canada Linux Coverage]

Jul 15, 2000, 22:33 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Delio)

[ Ballmer grabbeed the headline, but more than half the story is coverage of Linux from Comdex Canada - LT ed. ]

"He also said that Microsoft would not be making applications for Linux. "I don't think Linux's market share at the desktop is growing very much," Ballmer said. "If you actually look at the number of Linux clients out there, it's actually very small."

"But on the show floor Linux was very visible -- with many more people milling around the booths in the Linux Business Expo section than in the Windows World area."

"Lineo, a developer of embedded Linux system software, announced a collaboration with Hitachi Semiconductors, which will feature products with Lineo Embedix Linux software and Hitachi's SuperH RISC processors."

"NetMaster, Inc. from Chilliwack, B.C., demonstrated Gateway Guardian, a Linux-based security program that plays off the open source OS' scalability. The program secures connections between 2-200 or more computers and its Java interface means people don't need to know Linux to install or use it."

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