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VNU NET: Intel chooses Linux for new Web device range

“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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