Microsoft removed Linux from the number of competitors in the market Windows operating systems for personal computers

Microsoft no longer considers Linux as a competitor in the PC market, as evidenced by changes in a document, regularly filed with the Commission software giant U.S. Securities, reports Business Insider, with reference to microblog vice president of research at Directions on Microsoft Wes Miller ( Wes Miller).

According to the annual report on Form 10-K, released July 27, 2011, as the main rivals Microsoft considers Apple and Google. At the same Linux operating systems over a section does not appear, although a year ago were listed in the document along with the two companies.

“The Windows operating system is experiencing competition from a variety of commercial software products offered by well-entrenched companies, including Apple and Google, as well as from the operating system Linux. The operating system is also experiencing competition from alternative platforms and new devices that may reduce consumer demand for PC “- is listed in a report published in July last year.

Latest version reads: “The Windows operating system is experiencing competition from a variety of commercial software products offered by well established companies, mainly Apple and Google. The operating system is also experiencing competition from alternative platforms and devices, which may reduce demand for PCs.”

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