Linux Journal: Ballmer Blames Software Piracy on Spendy Hardware, or: What I’d Do with $100

“Before you continue with this article, first go read Mike
Ricciuti’s article about a recent appearance by Microsoft CEO Steve
Ballmer. Once you’ve put your head back together after that nasty
explosion, let’s talk here about some things that Steve said.

“First off, let’s take a look at the things about which he is
absolutely correct. Ballmer says, ‘Until government and situational
factors reduce piracy… those people…don’t pay.’ It may sound
petulant to point out this fact, but I’ve been saying this same
thing forever…”