Vnunet talks with Martin
, global general manager of platform strategy at Microsoft.
"How are you seeing Linux in the market? The other thing
we're finding is more and more people wanting to deploy a commercialised
Linux version. They don't want their own custom configured kernel [or]
custom distribution. They want to pick up the phone [and say]: 'Help me
this is broken.' So that puts you into Red Hat/Novell-SuSE's
ballpark. Both those have pricing models for support and security patches
more expensive than Windows Server. So in some cases you could say I am
under-priced compared to the marketplace. That's what we're seeing.
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