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[News] GNU/Linux is "Microsoft Windows’ Worst Nightmare"

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Open source: socialist software

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| If you own a TV, or have a friend who knows a thing or two about computers, 
| you have probably heard about Linux. For those who haven’t, Linux is an 
| open-source operating system (OS) and Microsoft Windows’ worst nightmare – by  
| Microsoft’s own admission. Microsoft is not worried about Apple’s Mac OS for 
| the same reason that you yourself aren’t currently running it. It may be 
| awesome, but it’s just too expensive. You also might not be able to run your 
| favourite “educational” applications on it (a.k.a. games) and, until 
| recently, it couldn’t run on IBM PC compatible hardware. Linux, on the other 
| hand, can run on pretty much anything. This includes everything from your 
| beloved Mac   
| hardware and handheld devices to your grandma’s old 386 computer and 
| PlayStation 3 (or PS2). As a matter of fact, it might even be running your 
| $30 router at home – not to mention most of the websites you visited today, 
| if not all.          


Enterprise clueless, employees not so much. 

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| I just picked it up last Monday, and I told the girl at Kinko's that my boss 
| was going to be tickled pink when he saw it. She said she thought it looked 
| really good for something produced "in house", and seemed quite surprised 
| when I told her I made it on a Linux computer running nothing but Open Source 
| software.    



Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| If I ask you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?  
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.

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