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SatireWire.com: Microsoft Says Rival Linux Has No Future, So Linux Industry Will Stop Now

Jan 31, 2001, 23:32 (22 Talkback[s])

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"Despite Gains in Market Share, Linux Firms To Call It Quits."

"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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