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ZDNet UK: Microsoft FUD squad targets competition

“…In fact, there are a number of teams throughout Microsoft
whose primary missions are to study and take on the
competition.”

“Microsoft Group Product Manager Doug Miller leads one such team
— designated the competition and interoperability strategies unit
within Microsoft’s IT infrastructure and hosting solutions group.
Miller and his colleagues market Microsoft’s NT/Windows 2000 add-on
Services For Unix product, as well as its comparable Services for
NetWare product.”

“But more importantly, Miller & Co. spend much of their time
and energy watching the Unix vendors, Linux vendors and Novell, all
players that go head-to-head against Microsoft in the server
operating system space.”

“…We probably have more Linux users internally at
Microsoft than almost anyone else does anywhere else,” Miller
boasted. “The best way to know a product is to run it.

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