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"2005 will be the year of the Linux desktop"

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"The success and visibility of Linux has definitely resulted in new competitors emerging. Competition is good; we do not want to be a category leader in a category of one. Such a situation does not challenge the leader, and this is a prime reason why the desktop software market has not changed significantly."

"That said, it is extremely difficult to integrate a proprietary model with an open source model. While many companies have announced open source strategies, few have had the vision to execute these strategies. Unless these companies show reference customers and demonstrate ISV support for their platform, CIOs will not rush to implement their products. The whole market knows the situation, and I would like to quote Bob Dylan who sang, 'You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.'"

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