December 16, 2003

Microsoft Focuses on Windows

Microsoft is creating a new central engineering division that will work on the core of the Windows OS, the company says.


To a certain extent, Microsoft's decision to form a division focused on the OS core was driven by its main rival, Linux, says Rob Enderle, principal
analyst at Enderle Group, a consulting firm specializing on emerging technologies, in San Jose, California.

"They have been studying Linux extensively. Part of their study has been on how Linux has been able to maintain a high level of consistency in the
kernel while groups around it maintain maximum flexibility," Enderle says.


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