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The Register: Microsoft's Ballmer Tells Lurvely Partners to Stick It to IBM

Jul 11, 2005, 17:30 (15 Talkback[s])
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"Steve Ballmer has lambasted IBM, Linux and SAP while exhorting thousands of partners to bet their next 10 years on Windows and Microsoft services.

"A pumped-up and sweating Ballmer informed Microsoft's Worldwide partner conference on Sunday morning that IBM is a spent competitive challenge that is pushing sub-par software, while he worked the crowd's concerns over IP and patents by talking of so-called 'rumors' that Linux violates more than 200 patents..."

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