Friday, October 03, 2003

CRN : Breaking News : Microsoft Linux Chief Urges Channel To Resist Short-Term High Of Linux Margins

CRN : Breaking News : Microsoft Linux Chief Urges Channel To Resist Short-Term High Of Linux Margins "Microsoft's chief Linux strategist, Martin Taylor, advised the company's partners not to be seduced by the higher-margin service opportunities offered by commercial Linux platforms because they won't last.
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"It'll give you a short-term high, and part of the allure of the Linux world to partners is that short-term high, but we have better long-term economics," said Taylor, Microsoft's general manager of platform strategy. "Solution providers think they can cobble the thing together, but the economics of Windows will play out over time."
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