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Reuters: Microsoft Won't Cut Windows Price To Beat Linux

Oct 10, 2002, 13:00 (53 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft Corp. won't cut the price on its Windows operating system to compete with a $199 personal computer that runs rival operating software, the No. 1 software company's CEO said on Wednesday.

"Walmart.com, the online shopping site of the nation's largest retailer Wal-Mart Inc., has been selling a $199 personal computer--monitor and modem not included--that runs the Lindows operating system...

"'Somebody is subsidizing that hardware. Somebody's losing--people know what power supplies and processors cost,' Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said at a Gartner technology conference here..."

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