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Microsoft, Linux Distros Get Cozy: Let's Get Scared

Jun 26, 2007, 01:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to Matt D. for this link. ]

"First we had Novell jumping onboard with Microsoft, and then came a cooperative deal with Xandros. Now we have Linspire following the trend and I'm left wondering: should we be worried? Many of you may point out that it is merely a handful of companies, but I see this differently. I see this as Microsoft trying to worm their way into the Linux market without making any real solid commitment to the users themselves.

"Linspire Deal Might Be Okay? Well, you have to admit, this deal with Linspire doesn't sound half bad. Based on what we know, it sounds like Linspire is simply looking to provide their offerings with the same advantages that have been allotted to Microsoft Windows..."

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