Source: OS Opinion
The development and growth of the Linux operating system has brought a new question to the lips of IT managers: Why should I buy Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) ? Five years ago, the answer would have been easy. With the dominant development tools, client operating system and client applications, Microsoft owned a certain portion of the enterprise.
Consumers shouldn't be worried that Microsoft Corp.'s new security technology will wrest control of their PCs and give it to media companies, Bill Gates said this week. They can always choose not to use it, he said.