Someone is telling a lie.
Aug 28, 2004
5:54 AM EDT
|Microsoft tells quite a different story to the SEC in their recent (22-Jul-04) 10Q filing:
"The most notable example of Open Source software is the Linux operating system. While we believe that our products provide customers with significant advantages in security and productivity, and generally have a lower total cost of ownership than Open Source software, the popularization of the Open Source model continues to pose a significant challenge to our business model, including recent efforts by proponents of the Open Source model to convince governments worldwide to mandate the use of Open Source software in their purchase and deployment of software products. To the extent the Open Source model gains increasing market acceptance, sales of our products may decline, we may have to reduce the prices we charge for our products, and revenue and operating margins may consequently decline."
Sensationalism and media hype? Hmmm, looks like MS is caught lying yet again.
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