Microsoft has a strategy to discount its products heavily when the software giant competes for orders against the emerging license-free Linux operating system, the International Herald Tribune newspaper said on Thursday.
The newspaper said that according to internal Microsoft emails it obtained, Microsoft's chief sales executive Orlando Ayala authorized executives to offer steep discounts.
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