ZDNet: SuSE: Ballmer Gives Linux 'Credibility'
Jun 11, 2003, 16:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)
"Microsoft's recent efforts against the Linux operating system
only show that the open-source platform is gaining ground,
according to Richard Seibt, chief executive of Germany's SuSE
"At a SuSE press event late last week, he told ZDNet UK that the
software giant might be adding to Linux's credibility by its recent
activities. These have included a campaign to prevent the city of
Munich from migrating thousands of obsolete Windows NT desktops to
Linux, and a company-wide memo from Microsoft chief executive Steve
Ballmer identifying Linux as a prime threat.
"'You've got to ask yourself why Steve Ballmer is writing a
letter to all Microsoft's employees about Linux, why he is
traveling to Munich to talk to them about Linux,' Seibt said. 'It
is evidence of the importance of Linux...'"