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AlwaysOn: Everybody Loves Microsoft--Right?

Nov 12, 2003, 18:00 (15 Talkback[s])

"McNamee: Let's run through a bunch of industry issues we're all dealing with, like Linux. Intel is at least quietly very supportive of Linux. That must just drive you crazy, no?

"Ballmer: Well, I'll talk about non-commercial software altogether. Most people in this room are entrepreneurs, people in companies, people who want to make money. But what is the role of a company that wants to make money offering software, versus a community that doesn't want to make money offering software? Operating systems is a good place to analyze it, but you can look at any industry. Believe me, every product Adobe makes, there's an open-source version of that product. ERP, ton of open-source products. Security, tons of open-source products. Spam, tons of open-source products..."

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