"Q: What's Microsoft's latest thinking on Linux? The
market has changed a bit in the past few years, with some
consolidation. But companies continue to install Linux on servers.
How does Microsoft approach that problem?
"The world has changed a bit. If you went back 18 to 24 months
ago, it was unclear what Linux would look like and how it would
evolve. It was thought of as free. And there was a whole series of
attributes that were attributed to Linux that in retrospect were
inaccurate. As time has gone on, it's apparent that Linux is
becoming a set of offerings from commercial vendors. When I think
of Linux, I don't think about it as our competitor. I think about
Linux as a technology that is used by our competitors to build
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