November 15, 2001

Harried Microsoft and the Open Sourcer's stone

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes: "Unless you've been trapped under a rock for last few days, you have probably heard about the "Linux Wins" document from Brian Valentine of Microsoft. Portions of the memo were recently published in an article in The Register. In the allegedly authentic memo, Valentine is quoted as saying "Linux is the long-term threat against our core business. Never forget that!" Assume for a moment that the memo is in fact genuine. In it, Valentine stresses the need for Microsoft salespeople to get other operating systems out of their client server rooms. He then goes on to describe some of Microsoft's triumphs over Linux, all without ever giving credence to the victories that Linux achieved over it."


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