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Microsoft Steps Up Its Windows Game Against Linux

Oct 09, 2007, 13:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Oiaga)

"Microsoft has made its next comprehensive move against Linux. At this point in time, it seems that the Redmond company is lining up every last of its peons, building a consistent offensive that will accompany the official launch of Windows Server 2008. Microsoft's last 32-bit server operating system is currently scheduled to be made available at the end of February 2008, with Windows Vista Service pack 1 to follow it to the market. Despite repeated assurances from the company that the server operating system will be released to manufacturing by the end of 2007, the RTM date was postponed to early 2008, due to quality problems.

"On the server market, Microsoft does not have the same dominance as on the client side, with Windows experiencing tough competition from Linux, UNIX and Mainframe solutions..."

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