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Australian IT: Your Say: Gates and Linux

Sep 13, 2000, 06:42 (5 Talkback[s])

"AUSTRALIAN IT received an unprecedented response to our coverage of Bill Gates' .Net presentation in Australia. We have published a sample of the feedback below...."

"Not sure he knows what he is talking about when it comes to make [Linux] work. There are things are are very simple on MS platforms, but those are the cheap things. The stuff that ends up costing are the complicated enterprise setups, which coincidentally are complicated on any platform. At least with Linux the enterprise software does not require you to mortgage the enterprise to purchase...."

"Gates fails to understand the benefits of Open Source software and development methods. Furthermore, Gates shows his ignorance of the IT landscape - Linux has changed that landscape forever and it is the outdated business models of companies like Microsoft that will have to change in order to keep up."

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