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Former Microsoft Employee: Linux is the future, even after Windows 7 release

Oct 28, 2009, 15:53 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Keith Curtis)

"Windows 7 likely won't convert any Apple users back, but it could easily kill off Apple's growth. Reliability, the fodder for most of the Mac versus PC ads, is something Microsoft has within its power to mostly fix. I hear that Apple is one of the top concerns inside Microsoft, but in Cupertino, Microsoft is the sort of permanent nightmare that will cause Steve Jobs to have PTSD. Behind any bluster about Windows 7, he must realize his position is extremely precarious. What will their ads showcase next?

"If Apple is threatened by Windows 7, Linux is much less so. Linux runs on the same inexpensive PC hardware, has a robust worldwide community of programmers, less baggage, a better development model, and can be acquired for free."

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