InformationWeek: Put Up Or Shut Up, Microsoft
Nov 28, 2006, 21:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"I can't decide whether Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has been
acting on some carefully constructed business strategy, or is just
off his meds again. But his threats against companies that run
Linux are getting old. When Ballmer blustered that "In a sense you
could say anybody who has got Linux in their data center today sort
of has an undisclosed balance sheet liability," he probably
intended to strike fear into the hearts of companies running Linux
servers. But instead it was one of those acutely embarrassing
social moments, like when a friend falls off a barstool and begins
saying things he'll regret in the morning.
"If I were a Microsoft stockholder (which I'm pretty sure I'm
not) I'd begin to worry..."