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Apr 21, 2000, 21:50 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew W. Beale)

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"As Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) muddles forward in its Pyrrhic struggle against the U.S. government, Linux continues to encroach upon the company's sacred Windows NT market space. Given Microsoft's well-documented aggressive business style, many analysts are bracing for another colossal battle as the software titan hunkers down to undercut the open source movement."

"Building upon its September 1999 acquisition of UNIX firm Softway Systems, Microsoft is fusing its Interix product line with the upcoming release of Windows Services for UNIX (SFU), according to several published reports."

"While SFU is designed to address Windows 2000 and UNIX interoperability issues, Interix is a bridge from Windows to UNIX and UNIX variant environments. It seems that the intent underlying the product integration is to persuade users that they can cut their losses by migrating operations to Windows."

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