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LinuxWorld.com: 'Microsoft is Afraid,' Says KDE's Staikos

Nov 24, 2003, 17:00 (13 Talkback[s])

"'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,' Staikos continues.

"'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 investigations.'

"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...)"

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