The Register: "Microsoft spends a lot of time as a software company reminding
us that it doesn't do hardware. And it's been figuring out a way of stemming market
share loss to Linux in various areas, with web hosting being one of the most
prominent. That's prominent as opposed to lucrative - the commodity file and print
services that Samba offers is a more subversive and far more damaging hit to
Microsoft's revenue stream than the web hosting niche - it's just that it's more
visible, as NetCraft's 'What is that site running?' question is just so easy to answer."
May 9, 2001