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VNUNet: Microsoft Trains Staff in Linux and Java

May 06, 2003, 20:30 (14 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft is training around 140 of its consultants in Linux and Java, acknowledging the growing threat posed by these rival technologies.

"Sources close to Microsoft indicated that the consultants, based around the world, would be given training in open source operating system and Sun's programming language, with which Microsoft's C sharp competes.

"But the software giant claimed the training was about enabling consultants to understand other options that Microsoft's customers might be offered and that there was no fixed quota of consultants undergoing the programme..."

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