Source: CNet News
Microsoft Chief Financial Officer John Connors said on Wednesday that the software giant's future growth would be hurt if the rival Linux operating system was to establish a foothold on desktop computers.
Although Microsoft commands the desktop market with its Windows operating system running on nearly all of the world's personal computers, it is competing neck-to-neck with Linux in the market for servers, which manage computer networks.
A federal judge hearing Sun Microsystems Inc.'s antitrust suit against Microsoft Corp., said Tuesday that forcing Microsoft to carry Sun's Java software in the Windows operating system could be an "attractive" remedy.
U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz had tough questions for both companies during opening arguments, but was sympathetic to letting Sun's Java compete without "the distortions of the market wrought by the violations Microsoft has done."
Upon hearing that MS was doing a preview of its highly anticipated .NET Server OS, I immidiately ordered a copy. The package arrived with Enterprise Server, Enterprise Server 64-Bit Edition, and a resource CD in a gorgeous package. The install took over 2 hours and when it was done every single piece of hardware on the machine was up and running, except for EITHER OF MY TWO NIC CARDS! Drivers from XP would not work, and there is no help for preview release participants. I formated the drive and installed Mandrake 9.0 which incidentally recognized BOTH nic cards right away :)