To the Linux faithful, Microsoft is widely considered to be something akin to a minion of the king of the Underworld. When it comes to operating systems, Microsoft is undoubtedly the 800-pound gorilla that all other companies play second fiddle to; but the Linux phenomenon has given Microsoft pause. Linux represents a unique challenge to Microsoft, as it is somewhat decentralized, difficult to sue, and--given its free nature--difficult to undercut in price.
What's a multibillion-dollar software company to do? Why, buy out your nearest competition of course! Which is why some industry analysts are speculating that Microsoft might actually be considering the purchase of Red Hat.
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