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The Register: WinXP Blade: MS' plan to kill off Linux Web servers

Mar 28, 2001, 09:03 (78 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Lettice)

"The Register's spies report that Blade servers are viewed internally as 'cool,' and killer products."

"It's what they're designed to kill that's most interesting though - it's Linux. And maybe they're supposed to screw Intel over as well, but we'll get back to that. Blade servers are intended to be cheap, slam-in-and-go boxes that Web hosting operations can just peel off the roll (almost) and shove in whenever they need more server capacity. Now, think about where Linux is really strong, and at the same time think (fairly, mind) about how good Microsoft is at observing, defining and analysing the competition."

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