September 16, 2003
Microsoft CEO says security woes challenge innovation
OwlWhacker writes "In this article, Ballmer admits that attending security problems is holding back Microsoft's efforts in 'innovation', no more than contradicting Microsoft's boasts of being a leader in both security and innovation. Also he admits concerning security, "There is some evidence of progress... Not enough but there is some evidence." This certainly doesn't show Microsoft as having much success in its Trustworthy Computing initiative. While happy to praise Apple which is not (as Ballmer says) taking away from the Windows market, he brushes off the Asian Linux threat as a no-hoper, obviously wanting to persuade people that 'one of' Microsoft's biggest threats isn't really a threat. Mixed messages from Redmond here?"