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ZDNet UK: Microsoft's New Weapon Against Linux Questioned

Nov 01, 2004, 18:30 (9 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft's latest defence of the Windows in which its chief executive Steve Ballmer claimed it provides better protection against legal action over patent violations than its open source rivals, has been questioned by a legal expert.

"In his email, sent to Microsoft customers and partners on Wednesday, Ballmer claimed that Windows was a better choice than Linux. His reasons included Microsoft's old favourites of total cost of ownership and security, but also included a relatively new weapon, IP indemnification..."

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