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InformationWeek: Put Up Or Shut Up, Microsoft

Nov 28, 2006, 21:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David DeJean)

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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..."

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