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Aurora Development Group: White Paper: Open Source And Microsoft

Jan 03, 2000, 17:35 (30 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Forte)

"Every year we hear of something new that is going to spell the death of Microsoft...."

"Since Linux is a network operating system, Linux may be a threat to high-end NT, but not to desktop Windows: Microsoft Access, Office, and VB development will continue to flourish independently of the network architecture. As markets exist today, UNIX is a dominant back end network operating system, so Linux is as much a threat to the UNIX vendors like SUN Microsystems, IBM, HP, and others."

"What I like about the Linux threat to Microsoft is the potential Microsoft response to it. Intense competition does great things for consumers. Microsoft has handled the last four media appointed threats to its survival with incredible products for us to develop with. You may not realize what has happened over the last few years, let's take a look...."

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