"Allchin was recently quoted as saying. "I believe in the
American way. I worry if the government encourages open source, and
I don't think we've done enough education of policy makers to
understand the threat."
"His was not the only the anti-Linux commentary to come from
Microsoft, diatribes that, instead of damaging Linux's chances for
growth, probably do more to bolster the OS' image as a bona fide
threat-or, at least, an alternative-toWindows."
"But talk is cheap. The fact that IBM is planning to invest
billions into Linux software is more substantial proof that Linus'
baby has a chance to grow up. It also means that there's money to
be made by Linux integrators and their Linux professional
"The relative shortage of Linux experts is keeping the
Linux-versed in demand. An informal Smart Partner survey found that
Linux integrators get paid $50,000 to $110,000 and are billed out
at $150 to $225 per hour."