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NYTimes: At Microsoft, Still Business According to Strategy and Plans

Sep 27, 2000, 14:35 (9 Talkback[s])

"Today Microsoft added the final piece of a computing strategy initially sketched out by its former chief technology officer, Nathan Myhrvold, a decade ago: to produce operating systems stretching from the smallest hand-held computers to the most powerful supercomputers."

"Microsoft's aggressive move into the market for large corporate computer systems, bringing it into even sharper competition with companies like I.B.M., Sun Microsystems and Oracle, is viewed as a significant transformation of the company by analysts, who said it would require a fundamental change in Microsoft's corporate culture as well...."

"Although Mr. Ballmer was generally bullish on the company's new push into the very highest part of the computer business, he acknowledged today that there remained some industry sectors where Microsoft would have a tough time displacing its entrenched Unix competitors like Sun and Oracle."

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