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VNU NET: Intel chooses Linux for new Web device range

Jan 05, 2000, 16:54 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Linux has stolen a march over Windows after Intel opted this week to use the free operating system for a range of new Web appliances, pushing aside Microsoft, its long-term OS partner."

"The consumer Web appliance products will be designed for accessing the Internet and targeted at telecom operators and service providers who will offer them to consumers...."

"IDC analyst Peter Lemon said, "Microsoft must be very concerned. Their message is traditionally, 'we have the bigger and better operating system,' but this philosophy doesn't work for the appliances. Despite Intel and Microsoft being each other's best partners for 15 years, Microsoft is being cut out in these new markets."

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