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May 13, 1999, 16:57 (12 Talkback[s])
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"The rise of Linux is prompting Microsoft to consider cracking open its Windows source code, Microsoft President Steve Ballmer said on Thursday."

"Microsoft doesn't plan to make all of the Windows code available. Ballmer said that he didn't see much demand for the zillions of lines of code that run most mundane operating system functions."

"'I'd list Linux on the list of core competitors, but I don't really have a company to point to,' Ballmer said."

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