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RoaringPenguin: Microsoft Lambastes Linux

Oct 09, 1999, 19:31 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David F. Skoll)

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"Given their assertion during their anti-trust trial that Linux is a serious competitor to Microsoft Windows, their latest article is surprising. Not only that, it is full of misleading and inaccurate information. In this article, I will examine and rebut the Microsoft statements."

"Microsoft claims that Linux relies on 30-year-old operating system technology and architecture... The fact is that UNIX has been continually evolving since its inception, and modern UNIXes, while retaining the excellent and proven UNIX design principles, are vastly different from the early systems..."

"Microsoft deliberately eschewed UNIX design principles in order to make NT different (not better). They hoped that by propagating a proprietary design, they could lock people in to their closed-source product. They very nearly succeeded..."

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