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Government Computer News: Senior Navy officer has harsh words for Microsoft

Feb 12, 2000, 23:42 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Murray)

"I'm going to Microsoft at the end of this month to say to [chief executive officer] Steve Ballmer, 'You talk about how you create a business group process system, but I'll tell you [that] you don't come close to giving us what we need,'" undersecretary of the Navy Jerry MacArthur Hultin said...."

"Hultin oversees how the Navy's 674,000 active duty and reserve forces and 215,000 civilians spend the service?s $88 billion annual budget. He said that he intends to tell Ballmer that 'we are your biggest customer and either change, or I'll tell and encourage the Navy and Marine Corps to look someplace else for services."

"There are shareware products that have better groupware features than those of Microsoft products, he said, drawing applause from the audience."

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