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The Business Times: Does Linux Really Kill Jobs?

Jul 21, 2004, 00:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tang Weng Fai)

"Microsoft chairman Bill Gates' tour through Asia recently created the expected column inches in the newspapers, with most of the stories highlighting the cut-price offers for its Windows operating system (OS) that Microsoft promised to sell in Asian markets to address affordability concerns.

"At a big-picture level, one wonders if Microsoft would have gone to Malaysia and China with that message if the 'L-word' was not around. That's right, 'L' as in Linux, the operating system which is available free on the Internet, and which Microsoft has acknowledged as one of its primary challenges going forward..."

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