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News.com: Microsoft exec: OS competition is imminent

Jan 30, 1999, 01:24 (0 Talkback[s])

"Software delivery on the Net and budding open-source operating systems mean one thing: Microsoft faces plenty of competition..."

"They constitute direct competition with Windows. Unless we respond to it, we run the risk of our operating system becoming a commodity," Martiz said. "You'll now be able to download software at a very fast rate. This could change the nature of our industry. OEM [distribution] could become eclipsed."

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