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ZDNet UK: Microsoft FUD squad targets competition

Sep 07, 2000, 14:30 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"...In fact, there are a number of teams throughout Microsoft whose primary missions are to study and take on the competition."

"Microsoft Group Product Manager Doug Miller leads one such team -- designated the competition and interoperability strategies unit within Microsoft's IT infrastructure and hosting solutions group. Miller and his colleagues market Microsoft's NT/Windows 2000 add-on Services For Unix product, as well as its comparable Services for NetWare product."

"But more importantly, Miller & Co. spend much of their time and energy watching the Unix vendors, Linux vendors and Novell, all players that go head-to-head against Microsoft in the server operating system space."

"...We probably have more Linux users internally at Microsoft than almost anyone else does anywhere else," Miller boasted. "The best way to know a product is to run it."

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