News.com: Linux hits Microsoft where it hurts

Thanks to Gareth
for this link.

“Linux is acquiring the trappings that make it more appealing to
corporate customers–for example, interest from major computer
vendors and features such as 24-hour support hotlines.”

“When rolling out Windows 2000, Brad Chase, vice president of
Windows marketing, said that the company would offer a wider
variety of licensing plans, a statement which has been interpreted
by server executives to mean lower prices.”

“”Microsoft sees Linux as a competitor, and we see that as good
for the market,” the spokesman said. But Linux competes more with
other Unix systems, the spokesman said. “It’s unlikely someone
would move from NT to Linux. It’s more likely they’d move from a
Unix-based system to a Linux-based system.”