"Microsoft has faced some tough competition before, but what's
particularly challenging about Linux and open source is that, this
time, Microsoft isn't just competing with another product and
company - it's competing against a whole different business
"The competition is exciting, and can only benefit users of both
Microsoft and open source. Indeed, Microsoft's own customers are
among the biggest beneficiaries. Microsoft learns from its
competitors business practices, adapts them and adopts them as its
"No, strike that. Microsoft doesn't just 'learn from' its
competitors' business practices and technologies. It steals them.
Let's not try to pretty it up..."