Linux Winners and Losers

The Economist separates the two. Winners: IBM, HP, Dell. Big Loser: Sun. Adds the Economist on the impact on Microsoft: “The most likely outcome is that customers will face a choice between Linux, which is cheap and cheerful, and Windows, which offers more bells and whistles, is tightly integrated with other Microsoft products and is easier for unskilled staff to use, but costs more. In short, Microsoft will be not so much a loser from Linux as less of a winner. In the server market at least, Linux is providing Microsoft with some much-needed competition.”

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