"Microsoft is presently on tour addressing the growing threat
Linux poses to their revenues. The trouble according to Microsoft
is that customers are merely using their 'conversations' with Linux
vendors as a crowbar to ratchet down Microsoft's pricing. There's
no actual Linux adoption, they claim.
"This might appear to be true, if any given Mirosoft-using
enterprise were to look inside its own quarters. While we know that
something like one-fifth of the Fotune 500 are piloting open source
office suites (not to mention Linux itself), and a larger
percentage of medium and small businesses are doing the same,
there's typically some distance from a pilot to implementation.
Microsoft is using this nether-state as a basis to keep as many
hens in the coop as possible. But as Al Franken would say: 'It's