September 2, 2001

Microsoft taking lessons from Linux

Author: JT Smith

ZDNET: "Microsoft has spent a lot of time attacking Linux recently, but the company has learned and
benefited from the rival operating system.

Linux's success in low-end servers led the company to revise its server product line, said Doug Miller, director of
competitive strategy for Microsoft's Windows division. And Microsoft learned that it needs better interactions with the
programmers who use Microsoft products."

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