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BBC: Microsoft experiments with XP, could drive users to Linux

Apr 20, 2001, 12:00 (51 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Ward)

"Making sweeping changes to Windows to combat piracy, aid industry partners and help Microsoft move to a new way of doing business could irritate anyone adopting the software."

"Some believe the changes create so many obstacles that many users will be driven to alternative operating systems, such as Linux, that give them more freedom...."

"Disgruntled customers could turn to the Linux operating system and use Win4Lin or Wine software to run their old Windows applications on top of this rival software."

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