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eWeek: Microsoft: Linux's Biggest Patron

Nov 09, 2004, 13:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Coursey)

"Which company is the biggest spender in the Linux world? Is it IBM? Sun Microsystems? Red Hat? Novell? No, the biggest spender in Linux, at least this year, is arguably the company most threatened by its success.

"With this week's $536 million settlement of a legal battle with Novell and April's $1.9 billion deal with Sun Microsystems, Microsoft has now agreed to pay more than $2.4 billion to companies likely to spend the money popularizing the arch-enemy of all things Microsoft..."

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