Facts behind Microsoft's anti-Linux campaign

Posted by AwesomeTux on Jan 20, 2009 3:47 PM EDT
Tho Open Road; By Matt Asay
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Back in 2002, Jim Allchin was co-president of Microsoft's Platforms and Services Division and was, in his own words, "scared" of the momentum behind Linux, as noted in an email [PDF] sent to several of his direct reports.

Why scared? Because Windows was starting to lose to Linux:

"My conclusion: We are not on a path to win against Linux. We must change some things and we must do it immediately. The current white papers, etc. are too high level and they are not going to cut it." ...

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