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NY Times: Final Microsoft Legal Filings Set

The Microsoft lawyer, speaking on condition of anonymity,
said the company will tell the judge it believes Linux to be “real
competition.

“It’s the essence of competition in this business,” the lawyer
said. “You have to see the trend and react to it before it has
market share or you’ll be relegated to the history pages.”

“The Justice Department has argued that Linux has been
successful challenging Microsoft in the sale of high-end business
“server” computers, not consumer machines.

“And Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates was quoted in earlier
evidence in the trial as saying at a technology conference this
spring that Linux’s impact “will be fairly limited” and that he’s
never had a customer mention Linux to him.”

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