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AlwaysOn: The Real Reason Gates Hates Linux

Dec 18, 2003, 23:00 (2 Talkback[s])

"AlwaysOn: Speaking of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer recently admitted that the thing that keeps him up at night is Linux.

"Adkins: That's not surprising. I think the Microsoft model will be under continued pressure, given that there are viable alternatives. And Linux is a very viable alternative. It has continued to mature in its capabilities and how it participates end-to-end in the IT infrastructure. A lot of it started off as applications on the end of the network, like firewalls. Then it started to move into the application tier, and now we're beginning to see Linux running heavy transactional-based applications. So it continues to mature..."

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