"LINUX is not a serious threat to Windows and is unlikely to
ever be a true competitor, according to Microsoft chairman Bill
"In an wide-ranging interview with The Australian IT, Mr Gates
said the open source nature of the software stopped anyone making
the investments necessary for the operating system to become a
serious rival to Windows."
"The myths of Linux just don't add up," he said."
"It's not free unless you don't place value on the costly
development and support resources it takes to make it work."