Linux faithful see ray of light shining on client OS

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| “There is a huge market of people who can start out with Linux [and you don’t
| have to try] to get them to switch from Windows,” says John Hull, manager of
| the Linux engineering team at Dell. “And a lot of the opportunity is going to
| be in developing markets.”


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| From: Bill Gates
| Sent: Sunday, January 24, 1999 8:41 AM
| To: Jeff Westorinen; Ben Fathi
| Cc: Carl Stork (Exchange); Nathan Myhrvold; Eric Rudder
| Subject: ACPI extensions
| One thing I find myself wondering about is whether we shouldn't try
| and make the "ACPI" extensions....
| It seems unfortunate if we do this work and get our partners to do the
| work and the results is that Linux...
| Maybe there is no way to avoid this problem but it does bother me.
| Maybe we could define the APIs so that they work well with NT and not
| the others even if they are open.
| Or maybe we could patent something related to this.

Vista Aiding Linux Desktop, Strategist Says *

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| For example, a number of companies have moved back to Windows XP after
| deploying Vista, Crawford said, before quoting Scott Granneman, an author, *
| entrepreneur and adjunct professor at Washington University in St. Louis, as
| saying, "To mess up a Linux box, you need to work at it; to mess up your
| Windows box, you just have to work on it." *