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
"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..."