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SDTimes: Saving Microsoft

May 16, 2001, 01:07 (50 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by J.D. Hildebrand)

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It's time, this column maintains, for Microsoft to stop fighting, save itself a billion or two in R & D, and get on the Linux bandwagon with a distribution of its own.

Yup. That's right. Microsoft needs to bring out a Linux distribution of its own. It's the ideal way to slash expenses and boost profitability.

I figure Microsoft already has Windows NT. So it should call its new server operating system Linux NT. That'll keep it all in the family.

Instead of a $1 billion annual investment in R, Microsoft can hire a couple of guys to write install scripts and keep up with patches on the newsgroups. I figure that'll save 'em more than $999 million right there.

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