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ZDNet: Lindows CEO Wants a Piece of Microsoft

Aug 07, 2003, 03:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Becker)

"Along the way, Robertson has managed to antagonize Microsoft--the two sides are going to square off this December in what could be a landmark trademark case--as well as irk some open-source partisans. But Robertson takes it all in stride, saying that no amount of squabbling is enough to undercut the momentum behind Linux. He recently spoke with CNET News.com about legal, technical and philosophical issues surrounding Linux and his plans for Lindows.

"Q: What's better about Lindows' approach to desktop Linux?

"A: The key here is that Microsoft is the competition. If you're not ready to compete with Microsoft, you shouldn't be in the market, because that's where the victory will be won, taking business from Microsoft. It isn't a Red Hat versus Lindows.com competition or anything like that. Microsoft is the benchmark. Too often, people are comparing Linuxes to Linuxes. Who cares? You should be comparing your product to Microsoft Windows and see how it compares..."

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