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AP/OregonLive: Microsoft CEO Downplays Linux-Oregon Connection

May 10, 2006, 16:00 (21 Talkback[s])

"Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer is less than impressed with a rival computer software developer based in Oregon.

"The state is a hub for the Linux open source software--the chief rival to Microsoft Windows. Open source software, developed by a Finnish programmer named Linus Torvalds who now lives just south of Portland, is shared by its developers while Microsoft charges licensing fees for Windows..."

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