SearchWin2000: IDC: Linux Gaining Momentum, But Never Count Out Microsoft
Apr 09, 2004, 15:15 (13 Talkback[s])
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"Enterprises are increasingly choosing to invest in Linux over
Windows because of cost considerations and dissatisfaction with
licensing policies. But Microsoft may have some plans in store to
slow the advance of open source.
"Microsoft could trump Linux by undercutting open-source vendors
on price and switching to long-term licensing, said Al Gillen,
IDC's research director for system software. Gillen was speaking at
his company's annual Directions 2004 IT industry briefing..."