"As you can see, Microsoft sees piracy as its biggest
competitor. "Number two market share goes to Windows pirated, or
unlicensed," Balmer said, "That's a competitor that's tough to
beat, they've got a good price and a heck of a product, but we're
working on it." This isn't exactly new information, but it's
interesting to see it spelled out so clearly.
"Much more interesting is Microsoft's idea of Linux and Apple,
According to Microsoft, Linux is a bigger threat to the company
than Apple, placing Linux above Apple in the marketshare figure pie
chart thing. "Linux, you could see on the slide, and Apple has
certainly increased its share somewhat," Ballmer said. He went on
to explain how the company views Apple:"