September 26, 2002

Microsoft acknowledges Linux threat

"At the Microsoft Most Valued Professionals conference held in London this week, chief executive Steve Ballmer acknowledged the growing threat of Linux.

"We got beaten by Linux in the very high-end systems, but we have a whole development team despatched on that now," he is reported as saying in the Financial Times: "Linux isn't going to go away. Our job is to provide a better product in the marketplace."

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