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CNET News: Microsoft Takes on Linux with Free Tools

Jan 14, 2004, 16:00 (29 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft plans to broaden its attack on Linux and related operating systems this week by giving away a set of tools for migrating applications to Windows.

"The company is expected to release on Thursday a new version of Services for Unix (SFU), a collection of tools that help Windows systems to work with installations based on the Unix operating system and its open-source derivative, Linux.

"Microsoft previously charged $99 per client or server to use SFU. But the new version, 3.5, will be free for any customer using a current Windows operating system..."

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