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Seattle PI: Microsoft action underscores war of operating systems

May 27, 1999, 17:21 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Richman)

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"In the past, Microsoft has publicly scoffed at the notion that Linux, the upstart operating system that has attracted huge media coverage and technological acclaim, poses any threat to its Windows-based hegemony.

"Not anymore.

"The Redmond software giant has formed a task force of marketers and engineers to counter what it now regards as a potent threat, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Microsoft refused to comment on the report."

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