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LinuxInsider: OSS Frightens Microsoft

Feb 19, 2004, 16:00 (6 Talkback[s])

"In several occasions, Steve Ballmer expressed that Linux was the biggest enemy of Microsoft. Because of its cheap prices, Linux is favored by IBM and SUN who intend to oust Microsoft from the sever market. Linux is rather popular in the world sever market.

"Governments' preference to Linux really makes trouble for Microsoft. For the special clients such as governments, security is everything. No governments are willing to be controlled in the national information security.

"However, Microsoft (China) Co., Ltd. seemed not to worry about this. Spokesman for Microsoft (China) Co., Ltd. said that the three countries only expected to have more choices, and would not replace one by another definitely..."

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