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Exclusive Interview with Bill Gates in c’t 4/99: Microsoft Boss Names His Toughest Competitors

“Gates thinks… that Linux might be a serious alternative to
Windows NT…”

“… explained Gates…, “Today’s competitors are Palm, Symbian,
JavaOS, Linux and Solaris.” It is… interesting to see which
companies Gates does not look upon as competitors: IBM is no longer
important; Larry Ellison and his concept of a network computer is
somewhat ridiculous for Gates. Apple also is no longer a serious
competitor.”


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