I Sense Serious Changes

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| Now, to Microsoft's credit, they have helped out as well. Their help has
| included:
| * License enforcement in countries such as Costa Rica to help people
| realize they could only afford Linux prices.
| * Some really bad political moves (such as the recent open document
| format fiasco) that make them look like scum.
| * Releasing a new version of their OS that won't run on most of the
| computers in the world.


Did Canonical Just Get Punked by Red Hat and Novell?

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| I think they are going to see Canonical as that someone. By playing it
| cautiously about the consumer vs. business desktop, Canonical has smartly
| avoided any hits from the Red Hat/Novell announcements, and should be able to
| continue to carry itself as a "serious" enterprise vendor.



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. *

http://www. microsoft.com/msft/SEC/default.mspx