Gates admits to concern about Linux
“The company is as strong as or stronger than all competitors in its key markets, he added. But he said he was concerned about the Global Services division at I.B.M. and the Linux operating system, both of which have significant momentum.
“I.B.M. in Global Services has a strong asset, and they’ve managed to get Websphere out,” he said, referring to the company’s foray in the Web-based services market. Microsoft is trying to become a player in the corporate computing market with its .Net (pronounced dot-net) initiative, though analysts say it is trailing I.B.M., which has giant reach in the corporate marketplace and has adopted the Linux system.”