Microsoft v Linux

NYTImes has an interesting comment on Microsoft’s strategy to counter Linux:

Mr. Gates argues that Microsoft will retain its advantage over Linux by offering more on a feature-by-feature basis.

“They’re replacing their commodity leverage with a bundling strategy,” said Ted Schadler, a computer industry analyst at Forrester, and one of the authors of its recent Linux report. With the new software, he said, Microsoft’s business strategy is to integrate multiple applications — e-mail messaging, printing, Web page creation and the like — with its server operating system, but to charge for them separately depending on how extensively they are used.

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Rajesh Jain

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