LinuxWorld.com: 'Microsoft is Afraid,' Says KDE's Staikos
Nov 24, 2003, 17:00 (13 Talkback[s])
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"'I was stunned to see executives from Fortune 500 companies
coming by for a demo of KDE, saying that it was their favorite
desktop and that they hope that we continue to do such a good job
so they can adopt KDE for desktop deployments in the future,'
"'I was most, and least, surprised by one class of visitor
though,' he adds. 'We had regular visits from Microsoft employees!
They wanted demos of KDE, to see how it works and what we have.
What an interesting situation. I soon discovered that this was not
the only place that Microsoft people were doing
"He goes on to tell how a demo of KDE running on SUSE was used
at a Linux Desktop conference earlier in the week and that the
conference was attended by two Microsoft staffers who took copious
notes on a tablet PC as the panel showed itself broadly supportive
of KDE (which Xandros and Lindows uses too, Staikos adds...)"