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New York Post: MSFT Undercut by Angry Wannabes

Jun 20, 2003, 16:00 (24 Talkback[s])
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"Just call them the Microsoft busters.

"While unlikely to put the world's largest software company out of business any time soon, a handful of Linux-based companies are trying to cut into Microsoft's bottom line.

"The key? These companies mimic the look of Microsoft's products.

"'Our design philosophy is if the whole world is buying a Ford Taurus, you don't want to try and sell them a Citroen,' said Frederick Berenstein, co-chairman of the New York-based Linux company Xandros. 'But you're going to like our Ford Taurus, because it has a Mercedes-Benz engine...'"

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