"Bob Nixon, of On24's TalkOnStocks, interviewed
LinuxDevices.com founder Rick Lehrbaum immediately following the
announcement by the Justice Department of their decision to ask for
a breakup of Microsoft"
"BN: Would breaking up Microsoft have any
effect on [Windows] being the OS of choice [on the desktop]?
RL: Absolutely! But what I also want to point
out is that there's already a large space in which Microsoft is NOT
the strongest player. Now, Microsoft is going to have a lot of
competition. There's a lot of things you can do with Linux that you
can't do with Windows. [With] applications that are now unhooked
from Windows, that are free to support the Linux market, I think
we're going to see the beginning of a really thriving Linux market
on the desktop as well [as in the server and embedded markets].
[The desktop arena is] a market that so far has eluded Linux ...
this is going to bring about some real choice in the operating
system market for the desktop."
[ Partial transcript of the interview, with link to the 0n24 audio
- LT ed. ]
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