"Microsoft thinks Linux is doomed, and predicts that many Linux
businesses will falter and fail before the end of the year.
These are three key Linux trends to watch for in 2001: a static
growth rate, lessening mainstream interest in the open source
operating system, and a sharp decline in Linux-based companies'
stock value, said Doug Miller, Microsoft's group product manager
for competitive strategies."
"There really isn't much value in free," said Miller, who also
contends that the latest release of the Linux kernel, 2.4, doesn't
have the features required for widespread business use. "And the
recent security problems with Linux, coupled with the lack of key
enterprise elements in the new kernel, really call into question
whether Linux should be used at all," Miller added."
"Lately, Microsoft has vacillated between dismissing Linux
entirely and seeing it as a vast and looming threat on the