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SiliconValley.com: Microsoft begins showing Windows 2000 code to big customers

Mar 07, 2001, 19:38 (28 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kristi Heim)

[ Thanks to George Mitchell for this link. ]

"Microsoft, which has always carefully guarded its Windows 2000 source code, is changing strategy and has begun showing the code to its large corporate customers, the software giant said Tuesday."

"Microsoft stopped short of allowing customers to modify the code to build their own versions of Windows, but for the first time they can read what is essentially Microsoft's proprietary instructions for running a computer system."

"...Analysts say Microsoft's decision was influenced by the open-source movement and the success of the Linux operating system, which has won over a growing number of business customers."

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