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ZDNet : Could Recent Microsoft Clamp-Downs, Missteps Accelerate Linux Adoption?

Mar 01, 2005, 23:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Berlind)

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"Is it me, or has there been a recent wave of headlines from Redmond that add up to a Microsoft clamp-down of the sort that could easily drive people away from destkop Windows? The most recent these, which not surprisingly, has drawn a very vocal reaction from some ZDNet's readers, is a news story about how the grace period that allowed Microsoft customers to disable the automatic installation of the security update-laden Windows Service Pack 2 is coming to a non-negotiable end (so says a page on Microsoft's Web site). Says News.com's Ina Fried in the story, 'Microsoft is alerting customers that it will soon start delivering Windows XP Service Pack 2 to all customers using Automatic Update, whether they want it or not...'"

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