Fortune Magazine: What’s Weighing Down Microsoft?

“It’s not what you think. The delay in Windows 2000 means
competitors are grabbing accounts–and Microsoft’s dominance is

“The open-source movement poses another threat. Linux has become
more popular as an operating-system alternative that can host Web
servers and even run business applications. Besides being free,
Linux is continually improved by thousands of programmers across
the world.”

“Though trustbusters attack Microsoft, and the ABM (anyone but
Microsoft) coalition continues its assault, it seems the greatest
threat to the company comes from within. The delay in Microsoft’s
key product may cost it profits, market share, and dominance.”