Tacoma News Tribune/AP: Troubles? What Troubles?
Dec 16, 2002, 09:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Helen Jung)
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"Still, Microsoft is anything but home-free in 2003.
"As the world's largest software company delves more deeply into
everything from software for wireless services to ways to make
transactions on the Web smarter, Microsoft has more than a few
competitors sharpening their knives.
"IBM has thrown its considerable weight behind open-source
software, particularly Linux, in which the underlying code is
public and open for modification - unlike Microsoft's proprietary
software. Other big tech guns, including Sun and Hewlett-Packard
Co., also are embracing Linux and open-source technology in their