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Financial Times: Windows 2003 Serves Warning to Competitors

Apr 23, 2003, 14:30 (69 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Abrahams)

[ Thanks to Francis for this link. ]

"Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's ebullient chief executive, tomorrow unveils the latest server operating system, Windows Server 2003, in San Francisco, home territory to his company's Silicon Valley-based rivals.

"The product throws down the gauntlet to competitors such as Sun Microsystems, which markets technology based on Unix, a rival software, and Oracle, which is promoting Linux, a free operating system..."

"Mr Veghte also says the functionality of Windows 2003 is far beyond Linux, designed as a clone of Windows NT 4.0, a seven-year-old product. He also claims the total cost of ownership of Windows 2003 is less than Linux. But the release will only be truly successful if it cannibalises Microsoft's own product: Windows NT 4.0..."

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