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CNET News.com: Linux poses increasing threat to Windows 2000

Feb 14, 2000, 21:17 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

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"While the Windows 2000 operating system may improve on earlier iterations of Windows, its official unveiling this week comes at a time when other competitive forces pose unprecedented challenges for Microsoft...."

"Linux, for instance, has altered the assumption that Microsoft operating systems will be the de facto choice for low-end servers. At the same time, Sun Microsystems has strengthened its position in the market as the dominant choice for servers to power corporate sites...."

"Dell Computer?s latest moves illustrate how Microsoft is strong but not unopposed in the operating system market. Dell, once among the most tightly wedded to Microsoft's products and a company proud of how in tune it is with market demand, has begun what chief executive Michael Dell termed "a major embrace of Linux" during a conference call last week with analysts."

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