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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...Microsoft itself. They are number one already, and their number one problem comes from within, themselves. If Microsoft goes down, they go down because of themselves and nobody else.

Of course, but that is like any other company. They are outflanked by a faster more nimble competitor and thus they lose their edge. Any company that fails, it fails because of their own doing and not because of some evil boogyman.

Linux does have one benefit - the code is open and any code developed will remain open for someone else to come along and continue its development. It isn't like when a proprietary company goes bust and all the code is lost in the process.

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