Ten Tech Blunders: Whoops, We Stepped in It!

2) That ‘Linux is a Cancer’ Remark

The Blunder:

“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!

What Happened:

“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

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