Financial Times: Open Source Software Undermines Windows Strategy
May 10, 2005, 20:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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"For a company such as Microsoft whose most familiar competitive
tactic has been to undercut rivals on price, 'free' open source
software such as the Linux operating system has represented a new
and unusual threat.
"This has brought about a rapid rethink of the company's early,
unsuccessful efforts to marginalise the open source approach to
software development. It has also forced Microsoft to dig in for
what will be its most important long-term competitive battle,
according to Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer..."