Analysis of Microsoft's 'Competing with Linux' Document

by Volker Weber

In late November, 2001, an industry colleague, knowing that I had an interest in the competitive stance between Linux and Microsoft, sent me a document titled 'Partner Guide: Competing with Linux'. This document was produced by Microsoft in June 2001. It appears to be a training course for Microsoft partners who are obviously facing increasing competition from Linux. I believe that running this document through the analysis wringer can tell us much about Microsoft's current view and depth of understanding of Linux and Open Source software and about their planned method of attacking Linux in the trenches of real-world implementers.

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