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Consulting Times: The Myth of the Myth of Linux

Jun 14, 2004, 23:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Hiser)

[ Thanks to Sam Hiser for this link. ]

"Microsoft is presently on tour addressing the growing threat Linux poses to their revenues. The trouble according to Microsoft is that customers are merely using their 'conversations' with Linux vendors as a crowbar to ratchet down Microsoft's pricing. There's no actual Linux adoption, they claim.

"This might appear to be true, if any given Mirosoft-using enterprise were to look inside its own quarters. While we know that something like one-fifth of the Fotune 500 are piloting open source office suites (not to mention Linux itself), and a larger percentage of medium and small businesses are doing the same, there's typically some distance from a pilot to implementation. Microsoft is using this nether-state as a basis to keep as many hens in the coop as possible. But as Al Franken would say: 'It's all LYYYYYYYZZZ...!'

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