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Bloomberg: Microsoft Courts ‘Non-Friendly’ Linux Users to Increase Sales

“Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer is
reviving profit and sales growth by preventing customer defections
to Linux, a computer operating system available for free on the
Internet.

“The effort may help Microsoft post a 9 percent rise in sales to
$8.99 billion in the first quarter, according to the average
estimate of 25 analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial…”


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