Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×
Operating Systems

+ - 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.""
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Linux's role in Microsoft's decline

Comments Filter:
  • 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.

People will buy anything that's one to a customer.

Working...