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VARBusiness: Microsoft-Backed Linux Study Gets Big Shrug

Apr 17, 1999, 11:55 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Report finds NT Server besting Red Hat Linux"

"[Microsoft] pretty much knew what it wanted to get," says George Weiss, vice president and research director for Gartner Group Inc.'s Hardware and Operating Systems Group. "Mindcraft was the front..."

"While the company had little or no communication with Red Hat or Linux experts, it spoke frequently with its client, Microsoft, which Weiner says worked with his company to best set up NT. Mindcraft had a keen eye on its project deadline and decided not to seek further help with Linux. "We didn't call in an outside Linux expert," Weiner says."

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