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PC Week: Microsoft drops bomb on Linux-loving minions--er, partners

Mar 22, 1999, 14:31 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Spencer F. Katt)

Thanks to TedC for this link.

"Microsoft is still lobbing some missiles on its business partners, antitrust trial be damned. At Intel's Pentium III Xeon launch last week, a group of vendors had planned to demonstrate the performance of Pentium III Xeon-equipped systems from Gateway and Micron running Oracle8--and Red Hat Linux. When Microsoft heard that two of its primary OEMs were planning to run Linux in public, the Redmondians dusted off their thumbscrews and convinced Gateway and Micron to pull out of the demo unless Windows NT took the place of Linux. Guess which operating system won out?"

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