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Asia Times: Software Warriors Enter the Asian Arena

Sep 08, 2004, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"As the software developers of the world continue to expand their products in pursuit of market domination, a new battlefield has emerged and the power struggle for control is stronger than ever. Asia is the latest arena for digital warfare, and the two heavyweights locked in combat at the moment are Microsoft and Linux.

"The two competitors are offering regionally specific software to entice the world's most rapidly expanding information-technology (IT) market. As open-source Linux software gains momentum in Asia, Microsoft is pulling out the big guns with a new operating system to counter the threat..."

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