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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Comment by matako
by matako on Thu 26th Feb 2009 08:37 UTC
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2009-02-13

I think Linux as a competitor is *always* something to look out because it is relatively hard to edge out.

You want to enter server market? Obviously a Linux based OS can do it. Mobile? Again, somebody might tweak and adapt a Linux OS. Netbooks - there will be that pesky Linux again in a form of a custom solution. Defense industry... you get the idea.

I do not consider Linux based OS's as the best per se, but the whole class of the systems sure is flexible! They should have adopted an amoeba for their mascott, rather than the penguin ;)

Edited 2009-02-26 08:39 UTC

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