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CNET News.com: Microsoft takes aim at Linux with reworked OS [NT Embedded]

Mar 01, 2000, 21:48 (13 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft took a swipe at the growing Linux movement today as it joined forces with Intel to tackle the emerging market for 'server appliances,' a new category of special-purpose computers."

"Analysts say Microsoft's move is a counter-attack against the rival Linux operating system, which is making inroads into the growing server appliance market. Market analysis firm Dataquest has predicted Linux will be used in a quarter of server appliances by 2003."

" 'This is to counter Linux's advance in the server appliance space,' said Giga Information Group analyst Stacey Quandt. 'There's a large number of Linux software companies who are targeting the appliance market--and Microsoft wants to compete.' "

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