News: Open source closes in on Microsoft: “Now they look at something like Windows XP and say, ‘OK, it’s more stable, but I have to buy new machines. I don’t think Microsoft has ever made a version of its products that used less resources than the previous version.’ Or, ‘Windows 2000 Server looks really good, but all I need is a Web site, and I can take this old 486 and I can put Red Hat Linux and Apache on it and have a Web server up in no time at all,’” Cherry said.