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Linux.SYS-CON.com Anniversary Alert: It's Been 5 Years Since MS First Saw OS Software as a Business Threat
Linux.SYS-CON.com Anniversary Alert: It's Been 5 Years Since MS First Saw OS Software as a Business Threat

Think back to November 1998. At the time, so Silicon.com is pointing out today, five years on, Microsoft's UK Windows marketing manager, Nick McGrath, was roundly denying rumors that Redmond was feeling at all threatened by products such as Linux and Apache.

Despite what the memo contained McGrath was adamant: "Microsoft doesn't see open source software as a direct threat at this moment in time," he said.

Time has shown that McGrath's denials were probably wishful thinking. "[Microsoft] was wrong to deny Linux was a threat five years ago," writes Silicon.com, noting that the beginning of November 2003 was also very near the beginning of the Department of Justice  v  Microsoft proceedings.

It was in these very proceedings that Bill Gates took the precaution of playing up Linux and other OSS, rather than playing them down: because the Microsoft argument to the DoJ was that there was indeed competition in certain markets and that, therefore, any contention that Microsoft enjoyed an operating system monopoly was moot.

 

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