"Despite Gains in Market Share, Linux Firms To Call It
"Chastened Linux executives pledged to stop their "crazy
dreaming" and disband their efforts Wednesday after an executive
from Microsoft proclaimed Linux was doomed, and openly questioned
whether the free, rival operating system should exist."
"The executive, Microsoft group product manager Doug Miller,
told a reporter for Wired "Linux is not leading anything, it is
simply providing a 'free' operating system," adding that, ""Free
does not sustain a business," and, "the recent security problems
with Linux ... really call into question whether Linux should be
used at all."
"The startling reprimand from Redmond sent shockwaves throughout
the Linux industry, which was doubly disappointed because it had
been steadily gaining share on Microsoft's operating systems."
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