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Computerworld Australia: Microsoft Says Linux Threat a Sensationalised Misconception

Aug 26, 2004, 17:30 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Siobhan McBride)

"Linux is no threat to Microsoft and any claims to the contrary are simply a misconception created by sensationalism and media hype, Microsoft Australia's platform strategy manager Paul Roworth said on Wednesday.

"Linux, he said, receives far too much publicity because the truth is that Linux is not challenging Microsoft's leadership position in the marketplace. Speaking at Microsoft's partner conference on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, Roworth said Microsoft's losses are generally sensationalized; low profile wins by Linux are over-rated, all of which contributes to the misconception..."

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