Microsoft wants the Linux market

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Microsoft Corp. increses the effort to replace Linux with Windows, distinguishing a new company oriented to specific targets on the market where Linux is prevailing.

Kevin Johnson, vice-president at Microsoft, announced that the software giant wants to offer services and products specifics for three type of applications: web servers, high level processing and edge servers.

The plan is an extension of the Microsoft campaign "Get the Facts", which was launched in 2003 for comparing Windows with Linux in an effort to show clients that Windows offers in exchange of the investition a higher quality.

Johnson announced that this plan to insist exactly on the zones where Linux is used largely used will help Windows to eliminate the open-source operating system.

In the past 18 month, the company organized a laboratory Open Source / Linux in the campus in Redmont for testing Linux and other open-source softwares. In the lab, Windows is tested with Linux and other open-source technologies to insure a better interoperability between them.
 
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