"When talking to "typical Linux users," Miller said, he
constantly hears that they're not interested in paying for
software, which means it isn't likely that Microsoft will be
developing any Linux-ported software of its own anytime
"The company has reacted to customer demand in the past for
other platforms, including Macintosh and Solaris, he said, when
that was warranted. "That was totally customer-driven," he
"It would take "a lot of serious analysis" before Microsoft
would even consider such a step for Linux, he said, adding, "I'm
not convinced they would buy it even if they say they need it."
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