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Computerworld Australia: Microsoft Executive on Linux, 64-bit Computing

May 18, 2004, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carol Sliwa, Craig Stedman)

"Q: How is Microsoft differentiating itself from the Linux competition?

"I don't really think that Linux itself is our competitor. I think Linux is a set of technologies, and open-source technologies in general are a set of technologies that competitors like Red Hat (Inc.) or Novell (Inc.) and IBM (Corp.) pull together to provide alternative competitive solutions for customers. Linux has evolved to be a commercial product. All the customers I sell to buy Linux-based products from companies like Red Hat or Novell..."

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