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Quick Mention: Attacking by Proxy

"I thanked Rose for all of his trips to Seattle and his willingness to distract a lot of time for the lawsuit."

--Bill Gates



If you have some minutes to spare, you are strongly encouraged to read this article that was mentioned a few hours ago.

If you think Microsoft has an aversion to Article 82 of the European Treaty, the anti-monopoly law that forced it to open some Windows server APIs and also to live with others' media players on desktops, think again. Microsoft is backing Platform Solutions (PSI) in an Article 82 action that could loosen IBM's grip on the mainframe. If PSI is given the keys to every glass house in Europe, Microsoft will be one of its principal guests. In fact, PSI could get more from IBM than it wanted when it first announced mainframe-compatible systems.Last November 27, PSI announced that it had raised more than $37 million in additional capital, and that one of the companies in the deal was Microsoft. Other investors in PSI include Intel, Blueprint Ventures, Goldman Sachs, InterWest Partners, and InvestCorp.


Microsoft does not want IBM with GNU/Linux in the mainframes, so it appears to be using a proxy, just as we recently suspected.

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