InfoWorld: Linux barbarians at the Microsoft gate

Thanks to Marty for this link.

“If you’re Bill Gates or any member of the emperor’s inner
circle, you can’t help but wonder if you’re living in the waning
days of your empire.”

“From the Redmond perspective, you’ve spent the last five years
expanding the empire from the desktop to now include file, print,
and application servers. Now, as noted in Page One articles by Bob
Trott and Matthew Nelson, you’re getting ready to move beyond those
environments to extend your hegemony to mission-critical platforms
in the data center.”

“This means that about the only thing the emperor can really do
is flail about because there is no target on which to focus his
troops. Open-source Linux is one of those phenomena that is nowhere
and everywhere at the same time.”

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