AlwaysOn: Everybody Loves Microsoft--Right?
Nov 12, 2003, 18:00 (15 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"McNamee: Let's run through a bunch of industry
issues we're all dealing with, like Linux. Intel is at least
quietly very supportive of Linux. That must just drive you crazy,
"Ballmer: Well, I'll talk about non-commercial
software altogether. Most people in this room are entrepreneurs,
people in companies, people who want to make money. But what is the
role of a company that wants to make money offering software,
versus a community that doesn't want to make money offering
software? Operating systems is a good place to analyze it, but you
can look at any industry. Believe me, every product Adobe makes,
there's an open-source version of that product. ERP, ton of
open-source products. Security, tons of open-source products. Spam,
tons of open-source products..."