ZDNet UK/Reuters: Microsoft: Linux on Desktops a Threat
Dec 05, 2002, 14:30 (45 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"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..."