Infoworld: Ballmer endures Microsoft criticisms, pledges enterprise improvementsOct 14, 1999, 03:57 (26 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ted Smalley Bowen)
Ballmer conceded that Microsoft needs do more to aid enterprise customers in applying the company's technology to large-scale business applications, both by continuing to expand its 7,000-person services group and by better articulating the best practices of successful implementations..."
"In response to a question from Ann Reid, CIO of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Ballmer said Windows 2000 was unlikely to meet all of the federal 'information assurance' and security requirements..."
"While generally reserved on the topic of Linux, Ballmer
opined in the discussion of open source software that the popular
Unix variant had grown too large to permit its users to make good
use of its freely available source code."