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[FYI] Microsoft: Extending its tentacles


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Microsoft: Extending its tentacles

Oct 20th 2001 | SAN FRANCISCO 
>From The Economist print edition

As it launches an array of new products, the software giant is 
changing, and yet its basic instincts are staying much the same  

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A LESS tenacious company might have cancelled the event. But not 
Microsoft, the world's largest software company. On October 25th, it 
will release the new version of its flagship computer operating 
system, Windows XP, at a splashy launch in a theatre in New York. “We 
want this event to help remind the world that New York still 
represents strength and determination,” Bill Gates, Microsoft's 
founder and chief software architect, said recently.  


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