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    Linux finally a threat to Microsoft

    You know that Microsoft see's you as a threat to their business when they begin to copy you. Publically, they'll deny that you even exist. Ask a die hard Mac user.

    So, it should come as no surprise that Microsoft has released an installer much like the Ubuntu installer (Source: http://www.microsoft.com/web/channel...Installer.aspx) that will distribute an open-source product called Drupal (source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10...orsPicksArea.0). Beyond that it's finally offering support for Linux users with Silverlight 2.0.

    Could it be that they're finally beginning to lose customers to Linux? (See Amazon top 20 laptops)

    I believe that it was Steven Ballmore who said that "Linux owes Microsoft". Hmm, well, You're welcome Steven.

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    Re: Linux finally a threat to Microsoft

    I think the biggest threat to MS is google

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    Re: Linux finally a threat to Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by MyNameIsDerek85 View Post
    Could it be that they're finally beginning to lose customers to Linux? (See Amazon top 20 laptops)
    I had a look at that and it seems to be mostly XP and Macbooks in the top 10. Not much evidence of the "Pacman-like" nature of Linux.

    I'd be more interested in seeing the shipping figures for Dell's Ubuntu machines.


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    Re: Linux finally a threat to Microsoft

    This might be more of a threat to MS.

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    Re: Linux finally a threat to Microsoft

    It was only a matter of time before they created something similar to the famous linux repository model.

    It is a server application however.

    I don't think the desktop using crowd will be interested or ready for the change (some will, most won't).

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    Re: Linux finally a threat to Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by gn2 View Post
    This might be more of a threat to MS.
    Excellent news.

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    Re: Linux finally a threat to Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by gn2 View Post
    This might be more of a threat to MS.
    lol, looks like someone can stand up to the mighty beast
    Linux user #435981 / Ubuntu user #9751

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    Re: Linux finally a threat to Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by MyNameIsDerek85 View Post
    You know that Microsoft see's you as a threat to their business when they begin to copy you. Publically, they'll deny that you even exist. Ask a die hard Mac user.

    So, it should come as no surprise that Microsoft has released an installer much like the Ubuntu installer (Source: http://www.microsoft.com/web/channel...Installer.aspx) that will distribute an open-source product called Drupal (source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10...orsPicksArea.0). Beyond that it's finally offering support for Linux users with Silverlight 2.0.

    Could it be that they're finally beginning to lose customers to Linux? (See Amazon top 20 laptops)

    I believe that it was Steven Ballmore who said that "Linux owes Microsoft". Hmm, well, You're welcome Steven.
    Bombastic conclusions out of thin air. The Russian thing is, in fact, a threat.
    Last edited by mikewhatever; October 18th, 2008 at 09:35 AM.

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    Re: Linux finally a threat to Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by gn2 View Post
    This might be more of a threat to MS.
    Thanks for the link didn't see it before, that will be a massive amount of Linux users then, looks like it is more popular than ever to be sure.

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    Re: Linux finally a threat to Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by gn2 View Post
    This might be more of a threat to MS.
    Yep. A whole generation growing up on a diet packed full of Open Source goodness!



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