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Financial Times: Open Source Software Undermines Windows Strategy

May 10, 2005, 20:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Waters)

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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..."

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