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CNET News: The Other Linux

Aug 14, 2003, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Richard Seibt once had the unenviable task of managing IBM's OS/2 business in an ultimately losing battle against Microsoft for the hearts and minds of computer users.

"Through one of history's quirks, Seibt again finds himself in a mano-a-mano struggle against Windows--but this time he heads SuSE, a company whose operating system is causing major headaches for the folks up in Redmond.

"In late spring, SuSE was selected by the city of Munich in a much-publicized and rare defeat for Microsoft, which actually came in with a lower bid. Whether Munich was a harbinger or a one-off example of the vagaries of IT decision making, it was seized upon by open-source proponents as a big victory for their side..."

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