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CBS MarketWatch: Bob Frankenberg's breaking Windows, Ex-Novell CEO speaks out on Microsoft

Nov 09, 1999, 19:21 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Tarsala)

"The former chief executive of Novell Inc....Frankenberg headed the Microsoft...competitor in the early 1990s when it made software called DR-DOS, aimed at challenging Microsoft's operating software. But DR-DOS couldn't cut it, and disappeared from the market. Frankenberg believes DR-DOS was driven out by a ruthless Bill Gates...."

"CBSMW: In your current company, Encanto, you don't use Microsoft's software. You're using a Linux-like software, right?"

"Frankenberg: We are using an open-source software product; it's Free BSD, as opposed to Linux. Free BSD is a particular flavor of the Unix operating system. It does an exceptionally good job. The operating system is distributed for free. Those that write enhancements to it are required to make those available to everyone. This has resulted in a significant amount of innovations and new capabilities."

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