PC Week: Maritz on the Hot Seat

“Microsoft VP cites Linux, Internet appliance as threats”

“To executives at Microsoft Corp., the software market is like a
game of king of the hill: Your stay at the top can be short-lived,
with so many players trying to knock you from your perch.”

“He cites Linux as an example of how a new operating system can
be born and garner the support of the application community. Maritz
also points to new form factors of devices he dubs Internet
appliances as future competitive threats to Microsoft.”