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TechRepublic: The Linux/Microsoft debate has a new focus: Coexistence

Oct 10, 2000, 16:04 (8 Talkback[s])
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"According to a recent discussion on TechRepublic, the old argument between Linux disciples and Microsoft fans is changing from which OS is better to how the two can coexist. TechRepublic members started discussing the issue in response to an Auerbach Publications article, "In depth: Is Microsoft a Linux friend or foe?" [ LT post ]

"The report attempts to clarify the nature of the relationship between Linux and Microsoft by looking at how the Redmond company describes the open-source software. Looking over the postings in the discussion about the article, what becomes clear is that Linux and Microsoft fans seem to be using both systems."

Most discussions seemed to focus on the ease of use for end users that Windows enjoys, and the nuts and bolts tweaking that Linux users see as what real IT pros are supposed to do."

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