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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In my opinion this is because they had to fight linux for a whole segment: Netbooks.

They had to keep Windows XP in the running and probably had to do a lot of persuasion to prevent the loss of that whole segment to linux.. I even think this is the reason why they ditch Vista so soon and bring in Windows 7. So yes linux is a much greater threath a the moment because, untill Windows 7 they won't have a answer for new hardware requiring a lean flexible OS.

Edited 2009-02-25 11:34 UTC

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