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eWeek: Linux Looms for Microsoft

Jan 08, 2003, 01:00 (18 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft Corp. must learn to cooperate with Linux and open-source developers to ensure better interoperability, rather than porting its products to Linux, enterprise users say.

"Their comments follow the release of a Client Advisory from Meta Group Inc., of Stamford, Conn., last month, which said Meta expects Microsoft to start porting products to Linux by late 2004...

"Meta said it expects most of the Linux growth for the next two years to come at the expense of Unix. By 2005 to 2006, however, 'we believe that the Lintel [Linux on Intel] market share will be large enough that Microsoft will become more pragmatic about Linux,' Richardson said. 'We expect this to impact Windows pricing, packaging and, ultimately, even some component porting to Linux...'"

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