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IT-Director: Microsoft makes much money [in Quarter ending 12/31]

Jan 21, 2000, 03:21 (5 Talkback[s])

"The growth in revenue from the Windows operating system was viewed in some quarters as only moderate. ...in the growing server sector, competition is extremely hot. Linux is the star performer, with some sources claiming as many as 31% of Internet connected servers running the system. The proprietary high-end Unix systems are less visible, but they are also moving strongly with all the major vendors looking for significant growth. Novell remains strongly entrenched in the file and print server sector, and its NDS directory is growing in strength.

Likewise, the non-PC device sectors are generally proving resistant to Microsoft's blandishments. At least for the time being, the PDA market seems to have fallen to Palm, while the soon to explode wireless market looks to be in the hands of Symbian."

"There's no denying that Microsoft makes a great deal of money. ... The company's share price clearly assumes substantial further growth, but Microsoft will have to fight hard to get it."

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