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The Register: Linux is the future, say former MS execs

May 07, 2001, 16:02 (36 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

[ Thanks to David for this link. ]

If you're looking for a good Linux testimonial, you might want to start with Eric Engstrom, a former Microsoft executive who started and led the DirectX project as well as doing a stint as general manager at MSN and some time as a Microsoft-friendly witness during the anti-trust trial:

"Now, with a group of former Redmond colleagues, he's backing Linux. Their start-up Chromium is a Linux 'pure play', and he's effusive in his praise of the operating system.

'Linux is an awesome operating system,' he says. 'On the server side Linux is the most advanced operating system out there today," he tells us, as it lacks the architectural baggage of Windows. 'It can be much faster.'"

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