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CNET News: Can Microsoft Pull One More Rabbit Out of Its Hat?

“Did Steve Ballmer really blow a gasket when an underling told
him he was joining Google? Microsoft says it’s bunk, but I kind of
hope it’s true.

“The story was revealed in sworn testimony from Mark Lucovsky, a
former senior engineer at Microsoft. After informing Ballmer that
he was leaving for Google, Lucovsky claims, Microsoft’s CEO went
into a rage, tossing chairs and vowing to ‘kill’ Google…”

Complete
Story

[Editor’s Note: This story had lengthy talkback that
speculates on one possible Google strategy regarding Linux that I
thought was also worth a read: “Google’s
Strategy
.” -BKP]