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Linux Pipeline: Microsoft Vs. Linux: The Best Outcome Is No Winner

Mar 02, 2004, 12:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mitch Wagner)

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"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 model.

"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 own.

"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..."

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