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