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NewsForge: Making Microsoft a Niche Player

Aug 31, 2004, 01:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)

"Novell engineer and manager Allison Singh recently predicted in an Africa-based tectonic magazine article that Windows will become a niche operating system, replaced by Linux as the new standard. A gestalt of recent trends, events, and stories should tell you that this prediction is right on the money. A gestalt, by the way, is a perception or conclusion that goes beyond the sum of its parts. Here are three of the many parts that comprise the gestalt.

"Part One: Microsoft ran an ad campaign for about six months that used the results of a Meta Group study. The study compares the cost of Windows running on a dual 900MHz Xeon server versus Linux on a z900 IBM mainframe..."

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