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

Oct 28, 2004, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris DiBona)


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"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..."

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