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CNET News: Microsoft to Take Direct Shots at Linux Rivals

Sep 16, 2004, 16:00 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Microsoft is refining its 'Get the Facts' Linux attack, taking specific aim at Red Hat, Novell and IBM rather than the broader movement around the open-source operating system.

"The new phase tactic is based on the fact that the vast majority of Linux users buy their software from a company rather than downloading and assembling freely available products on their own, Martin Taylor, general manager of Microsoft's platform strategy, said in an interview Wednesday. For the effort, Microsoft will compare its own products with those of its competitors--for example, Red Hat's application server software for running Java software..."

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