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AMEInfo: Microsoft Hits Back at Linux in the Middle East

Oct 28, 2003, 09:00 (37 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft chose the Gitex show last week in Dubai as the occasion to launch a broad critique of the Linux operating system. Far from being free to the user and cheap to operate, Linux can prove an expensive mistake, says the Windows giant.

"The Linux operating system has caused great interest in the Middle East in recent months, and IBM has won some major contracts with this system, including a Bahrain Government deal last week. But is Linux really the low-cost solution that it is cracked up to be...?"

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