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Seattle Times/Washington Post: Microsoft Trial: Linux a threat, at least in court

Apr 24, 2000, 21:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Linux does have some traction on the server, and that's a real issue for us," Ballmer said."

"The distinction is crucial to the case and the industry. While Jackson ruled that Microsoft has a lock on the PC operating-system market, a fierce battle looms in the server market, which has seen exploding growth as more companies move to the Internet...."

"So far, Linux doesn't have a lot of traction on the client (desktop computer), except in some university environments," Ballmer said...."

"During the trial, Microsoft Group Vice President Paul Maritz, the most senior executive to testify, said, "While (Linux) certainly is being used on servers, it is also, in the majority of cases, being used on client (personal computer) machines."

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