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AP/Fort Worth Star-Telegram: HP Move Could Change Microsoft Strategy

Mar 25, 2004, 14:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Travis Reed)

"Hewlett-Packard Co. says it is yielding to large clients' demands and expanding Linux distribution--a decision that could force Microsoft to reconsider some of its corporate pricing for Windows...

"'What's interesting is the possibility it will give Microsoft the impression that it's actually in a competitive market,' IDC analyst Roger Kay said. 'It would act like a competitor rather than a monopoly and use price as a competitive tool...'"

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