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Why Is Microsoft Threatening Linux?

Jun 20, 2007, 21:45 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John C. Dvorak)

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"Do It Yourself if You Want It Done Right Dept.: Microsoft has decided to take up the hobby of saber-rattling by threatening the open-source community itself rather than using proxies or stooges. It now cites its ownership of over 200 patents that Linux folks are supposedly stealing. When I first heard about this, I figured that the company was sick of watching SCO get nowhere with its lawsuits. Microsoft is believed to be behind the financing of the SCO threats against Linux.

"With revenues and profits up at Microsoft, you have to wonder exactly why it needs to make this unpopular threat when IBM is on the other side of the legal fence..."

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