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

nerdyH 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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