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Microsoft's True Battlefront Against Open Source

Jun 17, 2007, 02:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lake)

"Now before anyone goes off and thinks that I'm just going to be Microsoft bashing in this article, I just want to put that to rest right away. I'm not. Well, for the most part. What I do want to do is lay out a few facts that need to be said. All the recent huss and fuss over Microsoft's patent FUD campaign and their 'we will sue you unless you pay us grievous amounts of cash'; threatening of Linux is only the tip of the iceberg in a much larger war. A war that, interestingly enough, started about 3 years ago. Not the total war on Linux. Just this particular battle. And I must say, Linux is losing this one right now. It's been caught in a surprise attack it wasn't expecting and because of that several of its strongholds have been overrun. That's not to say that Linux is done for. Far from it. If anything, this latest stage in the battle has done the one thing that Microsoft least intended and most definitely didn't want. It's making Linux and Open Source stronger..."

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