Microsoft's Nathan Myhrvold in 1998: GNU/Linux is a "Serious Competitor"
Sep 18, 2009, 14:36 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The comparison between Free(dom) software and
communism is always demeaning and misleading. One reader has just
sent us this new piece, which he described as a “Nice article
on HuffPost about Corporatists (Microsoft) vs Capitalists (Red
Hat).” People must remember what capitalism and free market
are about; Microsoft never complied with some of the most basic
rules, which is why it spends so much time in the courtroom.
"Today’s Comes vs Microsoft exhibit is Exhibit PX06482
[PDF], which is 5 months older than Myhrvold’s bashing of
GNU/Linux that ended up as scaremongering (the sky will fall if
Free software wins)."