Ballmer cites ‘facts’ in Microsoft’s battle against Linux
Wasn’t this the guy that just said iPod users were thieves?
Ballmer cites ‘facts’ in Microsoft’s battle against Linux – ZDNet UK News Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has used the software giant’s latest executive email to stoke up Microsoft’s fight against the rise of Linux.
The 2,600 word missive was titled “customer focus: comparing Windows with Linux and UNIX”. In it, Ballmer repeated the key themes of Microsoft’s Get The Facts campaign.
He claimed that Windows was a better choice than Linux in terms of security, total cost of ownership (TCO) and protection against legal action over patent violations — charges that Linux companies were quick to challenge on Wednesday.