"When Yodlee.com was looking for an operating system to power
its Web site, the company -- founded by former Microsoft and Amazon
executives -- bypassed Windows NT and turned instead to Linux."
"The start-up, which aggregates and manages online accounts for
Web surfers, needed tough, reliable software that could serve up
information from a multitude of sites. And they needed it on the
"The groundswell of support is nothing less than a
revolution, shaking up the software industry and posing a real
threat to Microsoft. While Windows is in no immediate danger
of losing its dominant position, analysts predict Linux will creep
into many Internet-enabled devices and back-end systems over the
next two years...."
"Linux is certainly a competitor," says Microsoft CEO Steve
Ballmer. "But Windows 2000 is a much more appropriate product.
Linux hasn't scaled up very well, particularly for Internet service
providers who want to host multiple companies' Web sites on a
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