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The Register: Microsoft's Ballmer Tells Lurvely Partners to Stick It to IBM

Jul 11, 2005, 17:30 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gavin Clarke)

"Steve Ballmer has lambasted IBM, Linux and SAP while exhorting thousands of partners to bet their next 10 years on Windows and Microsoft services.

"A pumped-up and sweating Ballmer informed Microsoft's Worldwide partner conference on Sunday morning that IBM is a spent competitive challenge that is pushing sub-par software, while he worked the crowd's concerns over IP and patents by talking of so-called 'rumors' that Linux violates more than 200 patents..."

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