Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Feb 2009 10:17 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer had some interesting things to say yesterday about which companies Microsoft sees as its competitors in the client operating system space. You'd think Apple was their number one competitor - and you'd be wrong. Microsoft sees two other competitors as their primary adversaries.
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Cheaper won't matter for Linux
by kragil on Wed 25th Feb 2009 10:32 UTC
kragil
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Linux has it own strengths and has a insane speed of innovation. Both 7 and 10.6 won't offer much to normal consumers, except better resource usage. That is something you get on Linux today.

With more and more companies (Google, Intel, HP etc.) pouring R&D into the Linux ecosystem it will be very hard to compete for MS and Apple in the long run. Especially with the clear trend for smaller and cheaper internet devices.

No OS does Internet (on different devices) better than Linux.

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