"Microsoft has put its mighty market weight behind integration
between the desktop and the server, to culminate in the release of
the Longhorn versions of Office and Windows in 2006.
"But it's also betting on the server side of its business in
order to wring more revenue from a saturated OS market; the high
cost of its server software could send some customers in the
direction of open source, according to Jupiter Research.
"In a report released on Monday, the research firm said
Microsoft's integration approach could provide opportunity for
partners and ISVs. Open source groups see similar opportunities in
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