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+ - Linux's role in Microsoft's decline-> 1

Submitted by nerdyH
nerdyH (702091) writes "As early as last quarter, Microsoft admitted that Linux and netbooks were eating into its fat profits. Today, it came home, with the software giant announcing its first-ever layoffs. LinuxDevices interviewed Linux Foundation Director Jim Zemlin on Linux's role in Microsoft's misfortunes. Zemlin sums it up pretty well: "Companies can offer their own branded software platform based on Linux. If Microsoft is getting 75 percent margins, you would like some of that high-margin business, too.""
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Linux's role in Microsoft's decline

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  • Rather curious to hear from the other end of the Linux movement- after repeated claims that *nix is not a threat to MS, and MS fans saying it isn't ready for the desktop market. The *Nix market may not be huge- but the swell is growing.

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