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Microsoft Watch: Is Linux Keeping the Softies Awake at Night?

Feb 24, 2004, 02:30 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

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"In a recent column, I wondered aloud if too much credit is being given to Linux in explaining Microsoft's strategies.

"As I noted, there's no denying that Microsoft is worried about Linux, and justifiably so. But, contrary to prevailing 'wisdom,' this fear is not dictating Microsoft's every move, in my humble opinion.

"The extent to which open source is impacting Microsoft's corporate psyche became even more of a hot button during the past week or so. Microsoft's NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 source code was leaked to the Web, or as some portrayed it, 'open sourced' against Microsoft's will. Some industry observers suggested Microsoft just bite the bullet and open source the code for real..."

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