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Reuters UK: Dell-Oracle China Tie-Up May Squeeze Microsoft

Mar 19, 2004, 13:45 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Godwin Chellam)

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"Oracle and Dell kicked off a Linux-based alliance in China on Thursday that may spell trouble for Microsoft in the world's number two computer market and also curry favor with Beijing.

"Senior Dell Inc. and Oracle Corp. executives said the tie-up, which tacks Linux-based Oracle software on to Dell computer servers, would edge out competing platforms, but they declined to say how it would help them expand market share.

"Nonetheless, the tie-up could threaten Microsoft and its Windows platform dominance since the Chinese government has been pushing for a national standard on open-source software to counter the reign of Windows in recent years..."

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