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Re: Microsoft's "Most Potent Operating System Competitor is Linux? --Gates (Comes vs. Microsoft - exhibit PX08256)

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Tuesday 23 June 2009 13:53 : \____

> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out
>   this bit o' wisdom:
>>     Our most potent Operating System competitor is Linux and the phenomena
>> around Open Source and free software. The same phenomena fuels competitors
>> to all of our products. The ease of picking up Linux to learn it or to
>> modify some piece of it is very attractive. The academic community, start up
>> companies, foreign governments and many other constituencies are putting
>> their best work into Linux.
>   :-D
> Lots of interesting technical stuff in that memo, though.  Must read it all.

It's also hard to refute, maybe just to distract.

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