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It was interesting to note that Mr. O'Reilly was careful to not say that he necessarily disagreed with most of the quotes, just that he didn't say them literally. That makes sense. Because on one hand I think the man is smart enough to see the state of play in the industry (where I think most would agree that Linux/Apple/Google/Amazon ecosystem software are more popular with startups than Microsoft), while at the same time smart enough to realize he's the head of arguably the biggest and most influential computer book publisher, and a big slice of the tech actually used in businesses is in the Microsoft camp -- so it's in his best interest to stay in their good graces as a publisher.



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