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Seattle Post-Intelligencer/E-Commerce News: Microsoft Swats at Open Source in Latin America

Jun 30, 2005, 14:30 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd Bishop)

"Starter Edition is a departure for Microsoft, a company that has historically resisted the notion of purposefully paring back the capabilities of its flagship operating system. The company says Starter Edition is an effort to expand the reach of computing, not an attempt to respond directly to the open-source Linux operating system, or the effects of software piracy.

"But industry analysts say it would be difficult not to factor both of those realities into the equation in most of the countries in question..."

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