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ZDNet UK/Reuters: Microsoft: Linux on Desktops a Threat

Dec 05, 2002, 14:30 (45 Talkback[s])


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"Microsoft chief financial officer John Connors said on Wednesday that the software giant's future growth would be hurt if the rival Linux operating system was to establish a foothold on desktop computers.

"Although Microsoft commands the desktop market with its Windows operating system running on nearly all of the world's personal computers, it is competing neck-to-neck with Linux in the market for servers, which manage computer networks.

"'In terms of growing the company... It would be difficult if Linux were to become a phenomenon on the desktop,' Connors said in a Webcast from the Credit Suisse First Boston annual technology conference in Scottsdale, Ariz..."

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