ZDNet Australia: Ballmer's Open Source Assault Gives Linux a Leg-Up: OSIA
Nov 01, 2004, 18:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft chief executive officer, Steve Ballmer, has
acknowledged Linux as the 'only game in town' when it comes to
competing with the proprietary software heavyweight's offerings,
Australia's peak open source body claims.
"In a brief riposte to Ballmer's detailed executive e-mail to
clients entitled Customer Focus: Comparing Windows with Linux and
Unix, Open Source Industry Australia director Con Zymaris said
'although it is quite clear that Steve greatly underestimated the
security, stability and cost of ownership benefits of Linux and
open source software, it is beyond dispute that he considers Linux
the only game in town...'"