ZDNet UK: Microsoft's New Weapon Against Linux Questioned
Nov 01, 2004, 18:30 (9 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft's latest defence of the Windows in which its chief
executive Steve Ballmer claimed it provides better protection
against legal action over patent violations than its open source
rivals, has been questioned by a legal expert.
"In his email, sent to Microsoft customers and partners on
Wednesday, Ballmer claimed that Windows was a better choice than
Linux. His reasons included Microsoft's old favourites of total
cost of ownership and security, but also included a relatively new
weapon, IP indemnification..."