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ZDNet Australia: Time for Microsoft Linux?

Jun 11, 2003, 01:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Coursey)

"Dear Steve Ballmer:

"Concerning Linux and your memo/exhortation of June 4, I'm pleased to see you've finally recognized--publicly, at least--the threat posed to Microsoft by Linux.

"Some in the Linux community must imagine you with a sort of 'deer in the headlights' look, not quite sure of your fate but certain it can't be good. They could see your memo as a legitimization of Linux, an admission by Goliath that David has a point after all. The Linux hardcore must be hooting and hollering and marking June 4 as a future national day of liberation from the evil empire.

"I think they have it backwards. I think Linux proponents are the ones who should be afraid..."

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