SearchEnterpriseLinux: Microsoft's Taylor-Made Linux Strategist
Jan 26, 2004, 18:30 (10 Talkback[s])
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"Some research indicates that Linux is winning against
Microsoft in some markets. Its acceleration and adoption is
undeniable. What worries you about Linux?
"Martin Taylor: I don't say what worries me
about Linux. I think about the market share. When you see the
growth numbers, you really want to understand why. Is it because we
don't have the right technology that customers want? We don't have
the right business model? It's no different than any other
competitive discussion. It's the same way we think about Sun,
Oracle, IBM, AOL...
"It's about 'Do we have the right offerings for our customers?'
If we do, are we communicating it the right way, or building the
right things? We are thinking about it holistically. Linux is a
slightly different phenomenon based on the business model. This is
the first time we've 'competed' against this business model of low
or no-cost acquisition..."