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Jan 29, 1999, 00:17 (2 Talkback[s])

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"Far from being a monopolizing giant, Microsoft was prey-in-waiting for hungry rivals..."

"Maritz testified that Windows faces competition from the Linux operating system, which can be downloaded for free on the Web or purchased from several publishers."

""Linux is a very complete and sophisticated operating system," said Maritz, Microsoft's group vice president for platforms and applications. "There are and will be large numbers of applications available for it."

"Some people report difficulties in installing Linux, but Maritz dismissed such problems. Maritz, who oversees much of the software development at Microsoft, said his college-age son had used the family's high-speed Internet connection at home to download and install Linux in 30 minutes."

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