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Microsoft pressured Dell to discontinue Linux support

Companies like Compaq and HP are interesting in that they are major PC 
vendors as well as major Unix vendors. IBM is also a major PC and Unix 
vendor, but they have been sparring with Microsoft for years. 
The end result remains to be seen, but I think that Microsoft will continue 
to dominate the OS business on the desktop. I don't know if they will be 
able to beat Unix at the high end. But, I sure see Linux benefiting from 
some a settlement. 
On 19 Mar 2002 at 13:55, Numberwhun ***** wrote:

> Gee, I wonder if they are going to try to push 'big blue' the same way 
> seeing as how they made their public statement commiting 1 billion dollars 
> to linux.
> I also read in the February issue of Linux Format that the Chinese 
> government ( specifically the son of the Chinese president ) has created 
> their own version called 'Red Flag Linux'.  They are marketing it to the 
> over 1.2 billion citizens of china to replace the Windows operating system.  
> They, like everyone else are quite fed up with price hikes and crappy OS's.
Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
Associate Director
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