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Apr 21, 2009, 14:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)

"'Embrace, Extend, Extinguish'

"Of course, for the controversy-loving FOSS community, even a love-fest is bound to include some dissension, and this one was no exception. So we here at LinuxInsider took to the streets for some additional perspective.

""Meet the new faces of Linux: same as the old faces," Slashdot blogger drinkypoo told LinuxInsider. "The greatest barrier to Linux success continues to be Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) More about Microsoft EEE (Embrace, Extend, Extinguish) strategy. Once you are locked into a Microsoft technology, it's near-impossible to escape."

"The problem in the medical professional's case wasn't Linux, drinkypoo asserted. Rather, "it's the hospital technical staff that implemented a Windows-only solution, and the hospital management that permitted them to implement a solution tying them to one vendor, the folly of which does not require a first-rate technical mind to comprehend."

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