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ReallyLinux: Microsoft's Approach May Isolate U.S. Permanently

Nov 20, 2004, 18:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Walter V. Koenning)

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"Incredible as it may seem, Microsoft's leading executive Steve Ballmer is warning nations about the potential for patent lawsuits if they use Linux. Although he is smart enough to state the warning in terms of advice, neither Asian leaders nor the world are taking this as anything less than a threat.

"We're not talking about a statement made to some fortune 500 business leaders. We're not applying this to global companies based in other countries. Ballmer is speaking to nations, in the context of global authority..."

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