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TechWeb: Windows Partners Also Do Linux

Jul 06, 2000, 13:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Dell, Gateway, Intel, and Compaq -- industry powerhouses that once courted Microsoft and its Windows operating system -- are turning toward Linux in a flirtation that has escalated into a full-fledged affair."

"With each passing week, these former Microsoft (stock: MSFT) diehards are forging stronger links with Linux, announcing partnerships and technologies to woo the open source operating system and the companies that back it."

"Microsoft has consistently worked with Intel's competitors and, in a sense, this is just Intel doing the same thing," said Linley Gwennap, former editor of the Microprocessor Report and now an independent analyst at Linleygroup.com. "Intel is looking to support other operating systems and Microsoft is looking to support other processors."

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