Red Hat gets into the fast lane

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| At a time when all the talk is about economic gloom and doom and the subprime
| mortgage crisis, if a company comes out with figures which indicate the
| growth of services revenue by 29 per cent and subscriptions by 27 percent,
| it's no wonder that the financial analysts start singing hallelujah. The
| breakup for the earnings shows 57 percent coming from North America, 28
| percent from Europe and the Middle East and 15 percent from the Asia-Pacific
| region.

"I’m thinking of hitting the OEMs harder than in the past with anti-Linux. ...
they should do a delicate dance"

--Joachim Kempin, Microsoft OEM Chief


Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| A couple of years ago you reiterated that IBM was Microsoft's biggest
| competitor and you said not just on the business side, but overall. If I ask
| you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.

Microsoft's SEC:

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| A prominent example of open source software is the Linux operating system...
| To the extent open source software 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.