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SRO: The Linux Monkey On Microsoft's Back

Dec 23, 1999, 17:41 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"Microsoft continues to find itself caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the-little-operating-system-that-could. While Microsoft execs seem to have been hoping that if they ignored Linux it would just go away, that's not going to happen. Not when Microsoft's other/better half, Intel, continues to throw investment money at just about every Linux distribution company. Nor when any white-box vendor that attaches its star to Linux sees its valuation rise nearly 800 percent on its IPO day."

"But it's not simply Linux's notoriety that makes it a continued sore spot for Microsoft. Microsoft can't free itself from Linux's clutches because it continues to issue confused messages regarding Linux."

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