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First picked up by Wes Miller (via Yahoo), Microsoft has updated the wording it uses to define competitors of the Windows operating system. Microsoft now only states that Apple and Google are the biggest threats and has removed the section that said Linux was also a viable competitor.

Source: http://www.neowin.net/news/micorosft-no-longers-considers-linux-a-threat-for-desktops
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Instead it's slapping MS left and right in the server and mobile market.
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Originally Posted by Evil Penguin;14558498 
Instead it's slapping MS left and right in the server and mobile market.

Not so fast,it is true that Linux dominates these Markets,but microsft has a much better Market share in the server Market, than Linux on the desktop.

Besides that, Linux has not won in the server Market,Microsoft still do a lot of profit and growing in the server world. In fact it is the most profitable competitor of all.
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Why did MS consider them a threat in the first place? The avg computer user probably doesn't even know what Linux is, but they sure as hell know who MS is.
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Why would they announce that they now have only 1 main competitor? The government will just go harder on them for monopoly laws now.
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Originally Posted by Eduardv;14558606 
Besides that, Linux has not won in the server Market,Microsoft still do a lot of profit and growing in the server world. In fact it is the most profitable competitor of all.

Linux still makes up the majority when it comes down to servers.
Profit is a different story.
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but linux is free.
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Originally Posted by Evil Penguin;14558696 
Linux still makes up the majority when it comes down to servers.
Profit is a different story.

True
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr_Nibbles;14558670 
Why would they announce that they now have only 1 main competitor? The government will just go harder on them for monopoly laws now.

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Linux is replacing Unix, so it will naturally increase. The problem is these numbers always count in the favor of MS. =( So they will forever be skewed.
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