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
"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..."