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Forbes: Ballmer, Bemused

Mar 23, 2006, 21:30 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Lyons)

"Fans of the popular Linux software program have long fretted that software giant Microsoft will attack Linux by claiming the free program violates Microsoft's patents.

"So far nothing has happened. But in an interview with Forbes.com, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer wouldn't rule out such a showdown. Ballmer also explains why Microsoft, which on Thursday announced a sweeping reorganization of its Windows division, is less freaked out by free programs than it was a few years ago..."

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