Originally Published: Tuesday, 9 November 1999 Author: Jeff Alami
Published to: Internal News/Columnists Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

The Fallout of the Microsoft Monopoly

"Now that you've read all the news and analysis from the experts, you may wonder what this all mean to alternative operating systems such as Linux"

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"For quite some time, a great deal of computer users have known that Microsoft is a monopoly. Now it is a confirmed fact. Now that you've read all the news and analysis from the experts, you may wonder what this all mean to alternative operating systems such as Linux, BeOS or even OS/2."

"The `Findings of Fact' statement was clearly a boost to all Linux companies. Linux is viewed as the most likely successor to Windows. But the strength of Linux has yet to be realized. Linux and Windows NT compete aggressively on the corporate server market, but Linux has yet to crack the home desktop market."

"Nonetheless, Linux is putting up an aggressive fight in the enterprise server market. It is in this market which Information System (IS) Managers have greatest flexibility to deploy and use any operating system they wish."

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