Ten Tech Blunders: Whoops, We Stepped in It!
May 25, 2007, 12:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Maguire)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"2) That 'Linux is a Cancer' Remark
"In a horrible case of foot-in-mouth that revealed deep fear
behind a thin mask of disdain, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer compared
Linux to cancer. Ouch!
"In 2001, Microsoft was feeling embattled. The year before, in
the case United States v. Microsoft, a federal court handed down a
judgment declaring the company to be an 'abusive monopolist.' There
was talk of breaking the corporation into smaller, component