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CRN: Windows SBS 2003 Priced To Slow Linux In SMB Space, Execs Say

Oct 02, 2003, 15:00 (46 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Rooney)

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"Microsoft's long-awaited launch of its Windows 2003-based Small Business Server next week is designed to cut Linux off at the knees in its SMB territory, according to company executives.

"On Oct. 9, the Redmond, Wash.-based company is scheduled to release two editions of Windows SBS 2003--a low-cost entry-level version and a premium edition that includes, for the first time, BizTalk Partner Edition, executives told CRN Wednesday, roughly a week before its annual partner show, Microsoft Momentum, kicks off.

"Microsoft Wednesday made available its price list to OEM and solution providers. The entry-level version is priced at $599 and includes Windows Server 2003, Exchange 2003, faxing capabilities and Windows SharePoint Services..."

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