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CIO Today: Longhorn Delayed Again--Who Wins?

Apr 07, 2005, 23:30 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Elizabeth Millard)

"If Longhorn is put off by a few quarters, the most likely candidates to win an edge over Microsoft will be the developers of alternative operating systems and their vendors, such as Novell, Red Hat, Apple and others.

"'The open-source world would be ecstatic to have a Longhorn delay,' said Yankee Group analyst Laura DiDio. 'They'll see it as Linux having two years to get its ducks lined up in a row, and more time to erode Microsoft's market share...'"

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