"Linux, as many analysts and reporters have found over the
years, is often a sensitive topic to write about or discuss.
"I found this out first hand when I wrote an article on Feb. 27
with the nose-thumbing headline, 'Ballmer chuckles over Linux
"Steve Ballmer, chief executive of Microsoft Corp., had been in
town to talk to politicians and business executives about how great
Windows is and why organizations should keep buying it. I had the
rare opportunity to sit down with Mr. Ballmer in the early
afternoon to talk about some of Microsoft's ongoing challenges,
largely security and the threat from Linux..."
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