"Microsoft isn't about to launch its own Linux this year. It
"Yes, it's true; Redmond is hiring Linux-expert staff --
programmers, marketing types. Yes, it's also true; there will be a
bigger market for Linux networks than for NT on Itanium, for some
time. Yes, it's possibly also true that Microsoft will, one day, be
forced to launch its own version of Linux, and that the people it's
recruiting now, will be key players in that move...."
"To be sure, it won't take as long to launch MSLinux, as it took
to launch Windows. For a start, most of what Microsoft would need,
is already there, in theory; it just has to pick up a licence like
anybody else can. But that's not the problem. The problem with an
operating system can be described in one word:
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