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SRO: Windows Casts A Shadow

Mar 02, 1999, 17:23 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"Microsoft Corp. may not have a booth at this week's LinuxWorld Expo conference, but that doesn't mean its presence isn't felt."

"Ever since open-source advocate Eric Raymond published last October an internal Microsoft memo on Microsoft's corporate thinking about Linux, not a day has gone by without Linux advocates wondering about Microsoft's intended moves to combat the Linux challenge to NT."

"At its annual Microsoft Technical Briefing meeting held for its salesforce and selected reseller partners in January, Microsoft CEO Bill Gates gave attendees a glimpse of his thinking about Linux. While he acknowledged the power of the Linux phenomenon, Gates emphasized that he believes customers want more vendor control and integration, not less."

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