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eWeek: Linux, Open Source Remain Thorns in Microsoft's Side

Jul 18, 2003, 20:30 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Linux and open-source software remain high on the list of core threats to Microsoft's business going forward.

"In an analyst and press teleconference to discuss the Redmond software maker's fourth-quarter and full fiscal 2003 financial results on Thursday, Microsoft's chief financial officer John Connors outlined the five largest risks and drivers to Microsoft's business going forward.

"'The general economic environment is risk and driver number one, Linux and non-commercial software is risk number two. Growing new billings against a large base in a tight spend environment is number three, litigation is generally a fourth risk and, finally, executing with excellence on multiple fronts is the last risk,' he said..."

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