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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Piracy & Linux
by bert64 on Wed 25th Feb 2009 15:36 UTC
bert64
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Competing against piracy and linux combined is likely to provide rather difficult...
Anything they do to decrease piracy (ie to force people currently using pirate versions to pay) will result in some revenue increase, but also some market share loss as some of these people decide to move to linux rather than pay (many wont be able to pay, and dont want a crippled "Starter edition")

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