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TheStar.com.my: Microsoft downplays growing popularity of Linux operating systems in India

Sep 23, 2001, 19:49 (36 Talkback[s])

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"Microsoft Corp. on Friday sought to downplay the growing popularity of the Linux operating system in India, claiming the Windows system remained far ahead of its competition in South Asia.

"There is no real threat from Linux. If you go the Linux path you won't get very far,'' Mark Phibbs, Microsoft's business development manager in Asia, told The Associated Press.

Indian software companies are increasingly opting for Linux-based solutions to be able to offer cheap and user-friendly information technology devices."

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